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

City Forests supplies prepared sawlogs to both local (approximately 50%) and export (approximately 50%) markets, shipped from Dunedin’s deep water port at Port Chalmers. The port is operated by Port Otago Limited.

Port Otago: photo
Port Otago: photo

Pulp wood is generally sold to a New Zealand medium density fibreboard (MDF) manufacturer or exported.

The company also sells logs to a number of sawmills throughout the lower South Island.

The price of logs varies according to international prices. The best source of up-to-date log prices is on the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industries website.

For commercial sales of logs contact Kent Chalmers.

123 Crawford Street, Dunedin
Email: kent.chalmers@cityforests.co.nz

City Forests does not sell logs to households because of safety issues.