Due to long-term fire danger concerns no permits (motorcycle or hunting) will be issued until further notice


History

OUR FIRST 100 YEARS, 1906 - 2006

1906
Dunedin City’s first plantation forest was planted around the Ross Creek Reservoir with 15,540 pines, spruce, ash and birch.

1908
Douglas fir seedlings imported from the USA.

1910
Land purchased at Whare Flat for forestry development.

1914
Planting began on Flagstaff.

1915
Land at Bethunes Gully purchased for forestry development.

1917
Plantings began at Sullivans Dam.

1924
Planting began at Waipori.

1931
The milestone of planting 1000 acres (404ha) was reached (628,000 trees).

1970
Clear-felling of all blocks to meet Japanese export demands.

1980
Dunedin City Council formed the DCC Forestry Department, transferring the management of forest assets from the DCC Parks & Recreation Department.

1990
City Forests Limited (CFL) formed from the DCC Forestry Department and operated independently as a subsidiary of Dunedin City Holdings Limited.

2001
Forest Stewardship Council® certification awarded to CFL. CFL reached the milestone of harvesting over 100,000 cubic metres of timber in a single year (121,600cu3).

2003
Silverpeaks Forest purchased (1,968ha).

2006
CFL acquired 830ha forest at Nobleburn and Kaitangata. CFL celebrated its centennial.

The Empire Forest Conference was held in Dunedin in 1928 with delegates describing the local forests as
The Empire Forest Conference was held in Dunedin in 1928 with delegates describing the local forests as "the most extensive and most satisfactory Municipal forests in the Empire".