Tree Stocks

We are a South Island wholesale nursery specialising in contract growing.

Our professional nursery management practices combined with the latest advances in tree breeding and seed orchard production deliver a variety of forest options for you.

Why plant Pinus radiata?

Why plant Pinus radiata?

Details  Rising standards in many countries are increasing the demand for wood products. However, the global supply of millable timber is decreasing. Investing in forestry is a sure and sustainable way to grow your wealth.

Trees improve our air quality. Carbon sequestration (via the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme) can add a significant new income stream. The Ministry of Primary Industries is currently providing grants of $1300/ha to ensure New Zealand meets its global warming commitments.
We Supply

We Supply

  • Pinus radiata seedlings
  • Pinus radiata cuttings (GF Plus)
  • Genetic gains from GF Plus:
    • Growth
    • Straightness
    • Branching
    • Dothistroma resistance
    • Wood Density
    • Stiffness
  • Chilled freight NZ wide (June to August)

Pinus Radiata

Details  Why plant seedlings?
  • Available as Open pollinated ‘Stand Select’ or ‘GF19’
  • Price
  • Perform well on most sites

Why plant cuttings?
  • Improved genetics (tree form, wood quality and disease resistance)
  • Large diameters (6-8mm)
  • Bushy root systems
  • Robust stock for hard and frosty sites
  • Less prone to toppling from wind and snow due to reduced ‘sail area’
  • Aged cuttings perform better on high fertility ex pasture sites
  • Aged cuttings perform better on hard, frosty or exposed sites

As South Island’s largest producer of genetically improved Pinus radiata from cuttings we are able to assist in selecting the best tree stock for your site.
Details  “City Forests has been a long-term customer of Rangiora Nursery, and we continue to be pleased year after year with the consistently high quality of tree stocks supplied to us. The results can be seen in our forests where the quality of our stands are often the envy of other foresters. Much of this is due to the outstanding quality of the cuttings that Rangiora Nursery supplies. Rangiora Nursery has never been afraid to try new things and to innovate, and they are at the leading edge of nursery practice in NZ. They have also proven themselves to be extremely efficient and reliable in what can at times be a challenging business – they do what they say they’ll do! The forestry team at City Forests has no hesitation at all in recommending Rangiora Nursery to any forest grower looking for a quality product and great service.”

Peter Oliver, City Forests