Delayed harvesting set to start in Nelson

Wednesday 5 May 2021

The harvesting of selected Nelson City Council commercial forestry blocks in the Brook Valley will begin mid-May 2021 - Harvesting these blocks was delayed in 2020 to allow commercial recreation businesses that operate either near or within commercial blocks to continue operating after the COVID-19 lockdown.

Nelson City Council’s contractor PF Olsen will be undertaking a five-month harvesting project in reserves in the Brook Valley. This includes pre-harvest engineering work and post- harvest cleanup operation, with the actual harvesting period expected to take approximately three months. Once the work is complete, all the harvested areas in the Brook will be retired from commercial forestry and replaced with alternative use species.

The upcoming harvest will be conducted in three phases and will involve closures of reserves in the Codgers Trails area and the start of the Matai Valley. The harvest is being phased to minimise disruption to reserve users, while ensuring their safety and the safety of those working on site.

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Source: Nelson City Council

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