Forest Establishment

Talk to us now about your plans for next season, we can assist you with planning and plant selection advice to make sure that you get the quality results you expect.



With four experienced crews available we have the flexibility and capacity to handle any program large or small. Our commitment to quality ensures that every tree we plant gets the right start.

AFM has undertaken the planting of 15,000 – 30,000 mānuka and other native species seedlings each year since 2015 with Tasman Forest Management Beekeepers and in recent years for PF Olsen.



Without the right balance of nutrients your trees may not get the best start in life which will have a significant impact on their value when harvested. AFM can advise on the best treatment for your site, source the right products at the best price and provide the experienced crews to apply them. In conjunction with Tasman Forest Management, AFM initiated the application of fertilizer tablets at the time of manuka planting for more efficient and effective results.


Spot Release Spray

Weed competition has been shown to have enormous impact on tree growth in the early years. Use of selective herbicides by our skilled crews can release your trees from competition allowing them to reach their full potential. Experienced operators and accurate application of the right chemical at the right time ensures that weeds are suppressed without harming the trees.