Forest Measurement New Zealand Limited is a company
specializing in providing accurate and consistent forest
information to forest owners to enhance their operational and
strategic decision making processes, was established in
We believe our long lasting
reputation is a result of our adherence to systems, our
integrity and quality. We take advantage of one of our most
stable characteristics. We are proudly a Gisborne based
company using Gisborne Resources.
Forest Measurement New Zealand
Limited is a proud member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry,
which is a corporation that aims to bring high quality services to
Technical Services presently taken by Forest Measurement New
We believe our long lasting reputation is a result of our
adherence to systems, our integrity and quality.
Within this fast changing world and business environment we take
advantage of one of our most stable characteristics; we are a
proudly Gisborne based company, using Gisborne based staff and
associated Gisborne based partners while working throughout the
North Island. We provide the following services:
- Forest inventories using MARVL or Atlas Cruiser for strategic
and operational decision making.
- Auditing of forest inventories conducted by other forest
- Silvicultural plotting far QC and management information
- PSP measurement programme & organization.
- Establishment of trials in corporate R&D programmes.
- Maintenance & measurement of R&D programmes, including
- Volume and Taper studies; data collection.
A forestry graduate from the Netherlands, Kees met Kay in Nepal
and they arrived home in Gisborne in 1987. He now runs Forest
Measurement Ltd, a forestry consultant and contracting business. He
believes the goal to grow one's own food is in every man's heart and
that's one of the reasons he started Knapdale
About Forest Measurement New Zealand Limited
A company specializing in providing accurate and consistent
forest information to forest owners to enhance their operational and
strategic decision making processes, was established in 1994. Forest
Measurement is owned by Kees Weytmans and his abridged CV
1979 Tropical forest inventory in Surinam, South
America and validating volume equations through the Surinamese
Forest Service and the Dutch School of Forestry.
1980-1982 Integrated Rural Development
Programme, Timber Supply Officer to the Project, forest inventory
and community forestry development through GTZ, Bonn.
1983-1984 Firewood plantations establishment in
Somalia through CARE International, New York.
1985-1987 Community forestry and nursery
establishment in Nepal through VSO, London.
1988-1998 Growing and exporting muskmelons to
Japan through Sunrise Coast.
1994- present Inventory and technical forest
services under the name Forest Care (Gisborne) Ltd. We changed our
name to Forest Measurement NZ Ltd in 2002 in order to provide focus
to the measurement as opposed to management of forest resources.
2001-2005 GeoMetrics. The spatial services and
mapping sub division of Forest Measurement NZ Ltd, now
2004- present Developing Knapdale Eco
Lodge on sustainable and semi permacultural principles in order
to provide an outstanding and safe eco experience and accommodation
& hospitality services.
2006 Kees was awarded the Husqvarna Farm
Forester of the Year Award by the NZFFA for the quality and variety
of exotic and indigenous tree planting at Knapdale since
Forest Measurement New Zealand Limited is 12km's drive from
Gisborne City. You can click on the map to the right for
Forest Measurement NZ Ltd
Waihirere, Rural Delivery Zone 1
Telephone: 64 6 862
Facsimile: 64 6 862
Individual Contact Numbers
Kees Weytmans: 64 27 446