Forest Valuation

Forme Consulting Group has over 30 years’ experience in valuing plantation forests in New Zealand and abroad ranging in scale from large corporate estates in excess of 5,000ha through to small forest woodlots down to 2ha. We offer three types of valuation service depending on the size of the forest, and the forest valuation’s intended purpose.

1) Forest Appraisal – a quick and simple woodlot appraisal intended for forest value update only.

2) Desktop Forest Valuation – intended for high level due diligence on a sale and purchase, insurance purposes of a woodlot or where further information is required for the potential seller or purchaser.

3) Full Forest Valuation – A full forest valuation report completed to NZIF Valuation Standards for when more detailed information on the forest is required for final due diligence purposes, sale and purchase purposes, financial reporting purposes or bank lending purposes.

Our exposure across the entire forest value chain allows us to maintain an up to date database of operational costs and log prices required for robust valuation reporting. This includes conducting our own quarterly national log price survey which is utilised for all our valuation services. We also have forest growth modelling capability, GIS mapping, terrain modelling, and advanced statistical modelling to analyse risk and uncertainty and can incorporate these into our valuations depending on the level of valuation service required.

All our valuations are peer reviewed internally and we voluntarily undertake external reviews on a sample of our valuation reports throughout the year.