About Us

As specialist forest managers, NZ Forestry are committed to delivering the highest quality professional forest management with personal service, individual planning and attention to detail.

The team at NZ Forestry have the specialist skills to advise you on all aspects of forest management, from forest establishment through to the harvesting and marketing of your forest.

Paul, our Registered Forestry Consultant, will provide expert advice and analysis to help you realise maximum value from your investment by:

  • Evaluating new planting opportunities
  • Undertaking Due Diligence for potential forest purchases
  • Providing forest valuations to NZIF standards
  • Planning forest management regimes
  • Providing analysis of alternative species regimes

NZ Forestry has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the establishment of Redwood in particular, with a number of large projects established in the North Island. See our project gallery for photos from these projects.

The forest harvesting management team is led by Jeremy, who is an NZIF member and holds a range of industry recognised qualifications. Having worked on both sides of the fence, with harvesting and roading contractors, corporate and private forest management companies, Jeremy has a unique mix of experience that gives him a solid understanding of the key drivers to success in the forest industry.

Cam manages harvesting operations around Taranaki and undertakes a significant amount of harvest planning for both corporate forests and woodlots. He also ably plans and implements forest management operations during busy periods to assist the team. Cam holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science and has corporate experience from summer work in Canterbury, and in forest engineering in Northland. By undertaking a broad range of forest management areas he understands how one operation influences another, to give consideration to the long term costs and benefits during the planning phase.

NZ Forestry’s team of forestry specialists each bring unique skills and experiences to the team, so we can offer you a wide skillset that you can call on for your individual project. Meet the NZ Forestry team below.

Our Team

Jeremy Waldegrave

Jeremy Waldegrave

Managing Director

A professional forester, Jeremy holds a number of technical and practical-based qualifications as well as membership to the New Zealand Institute of Forestry. Jeremy has had commercial experience with forest harvesting & roading contractors, small and large forest management companies, and a large civil engineering contracting firm. This varied career means Jeremy has a good practical grounding, complemented by strong commercial management and financial management experience.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • National Certificate in Forestry Operations Management
  • National Certificate in Forestry Harvesting
  • National Certificate in Harvest Planning
  • NZ Forest Engineering Institute – Forest Engineering course
  • National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health, Level 4
Paul Silcock

Paul Silcock

Waikato Regional Manager

The Thames office is Paul’s home territory having grown up in the Kauaeranga Valley nearby. Paul manages the Waikato business which involves significant forest management contracts including the Tainui forests’ – Kawaroa, Whatawhata, Waipuna & Onewhero.

Paul spent several years working as a Research Scientist at Scion, the forest industry Crown Research Institute in Rotorua. He joined NZ Forestry for three years before travelling, & then on his return to NZ  took up his role again & increasing his Shareholding.

Paul has completed a Master of Forestry Science after his Bachelors degree at Canterbury University & is currently studying towards his level 3 National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health.

Qualifications held:

  • Master of Forestry Science
Cameron Eyre

Cameron Eyre

Taranaki Regional Manager

Cam has hung up the footy boots after captaining the 2014 Northland Taniwhas in the ITM cup. A serious knee injury & surgery has meant that the forestry career now comes first.

Cam has several years of Corporate forest company experience which he mixed with his earlier ITM cup playing days before playing professional rugby overseas. On return he joined the team & is now responsible for harvesting operations in Taranaki.

He has previously held the Health & Safety Coordinator position & had a large role in the attainment of ACC WSMP secondary accreditation the business gained in 2015.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • National Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health – Levels 3 & 4

Jacob Fairhall

Harvesting Coordinator

Jacob started with NZF in late 2015 & supervises harvesting & forest engineering operations in Northland aswell as establishment & silvculture operations as required. He is currently the Health & Safety Coordinator, managing the companies proactive approach to workplace safety. This involves coordination of audit program, production of company H&S newsletters to the contractor workforce, pre-selection screening of contractors, contractor H&S system audits, and subsequent inductions.

He has spent time working in Corporate Forestry around the Nelson/ Marlborough Region while studying. Hobbies include DIY on his first house, hunting & fishing.

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Forestry)
  • Masters of Engineering Management
Julot Van Lierde

Julot Van Lierde

Harvest Forester

Taranaki born & bred, Julot returned from his OE early 2017 & to NZF where he previously held the Forester role in the Waikato.

Julot is expanding his experience in forest engineering activities to go with his establishment & silvicultural experience. With a passion for forestry second only to surfing, make that third behind tinkering with vehicles!

Qualifications held:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science

Jim Sutherland


Jim has joined the Thames office & has responsibility for the supervision of forest establishment & silviculture operations in the Waikato & Taranaki.

He enjoys a bit of hunting & fishing.

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Business Administrator

Carolyn ably handles the administration for the Business, having had ten years working for a Corporate Forestry company she has excellent business process skills to professionally deal with the financials.