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Forest Management Services

Professional Harvesting Systems are one of New Zealand’s leading forestry management companies. Our team has extensive experience in a range of forest management services including managing harvesting operations and providing optimal log marketing solutions; providing benefits to you, the forest owner.

Professional Harvesting Systems Ltd (PHS) is a large provider of independent harvesting and log marketing services for woodlot owners within the North Island. Our forestry management company specialises in putting together customised harvest management solutions for our clients. We have a selection of logging crews available to suit your needs either as a small farm woodlot or a corporate forest.


We can provide an obligation free assessment on your trees. This includes:


- An estimate tree volume and value

- A harvest plan for extracting the logs

- An overview of harvest related costs

- A log marketing strategy


Our job as harvest managers is to ensure you achieve the highest return for your woodlot or forest. We operate to the highest safety and environmental standards and have the technical expertise and experience to provide top-quality end-to-end management.



Greg Bell

Greg Bell - Director

Greg has an Honours Degree in Forestry and has held senior harvesting and marketing management roles with large corporate forestry companies....
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Craig Peters

Craig Peters - Director

Craig has many practical logging qualifications and has had a solid career as a Harvest Manager before joining forces with Greg to form PHS....
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Hayden Cram

Hayden Cram - Harvest Manager

Hayden joined PHS in 2013 after having completed his Diploma in Forest Management. He is now assessing woodlots and managing harvest operations....
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Ash Brown

Ash Brown - Woodlots Contract Manager

He has had his own logging truck, introduced the first self - loader into NZ and managed his own logging crews...
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Ani Doherty - Administration Manager

Ani is the glue that keeps us together. Most importantly she ensures all data is correct so everyone gets paid...
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Our Services

Your trees have been growing for 25 years now, and you have one shot at optimising the return on your investment. You must consider factors such as revenue, seasonal issues, costs, log value recovery, among several others. This is where we can help.

The services we provide to our customers are as follows:

harvest management

Harvest Management

We manage your project with a goal to exceed the expectations presented and add value to your harvest. We move the logging crew and equipment onsite and manage the operations on your behalf.

log marketing

Sales Strategies and Log Marketing

We work with you to get the best return that suits your preferred sales method and risk profile. We can do this for you in a number of ways, depending on current market conditions and your cash flow requirements.

advisory services

Advisory Services

Professional Harvesting Systems can provide advice on a variety of forestry topics and would be happy to assist clients with harvest functions independently, including woodlot assessments, harvest planning, health and safety development, forest management and more.

8 Steps to Harvesting

Step 1

AssessmentProduces an estimate of your crop value based on market values and taking into account associated costs

Step 2

Harvest PlanA detailed harvest plan identifying road and skid placements

Step 3

AgreementProposal signed and timing of operation scheduled

Step 4

InfrastructurePreparing your environment for the harvest project

Step 5

The Tree HarvestingLogging crews & equipment move onsite to fall and process your trees according to the Harvest Plan

Step 6

Log SalesNegotiate the best price for your logs in the current market

Step 7

Land RehabilitationThe land rehabilition will be undertaken according to your preferences

Step 8

Project CompletionProvide a detailed financial reconciliation and onsite review of harvesting operation to ensure expectations have been met
If you have trees and want to know how much they are currently worth, then we can tell you.
It won’t cost you anything for us to assess and give you a starting point.
Our job as Harvest Managers is to ensure you get the best return for your trees
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