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Ash Brown

Ash Brown

Woodlots Contract Manager



Ash began in forestry over 40 years ago. It is safe to say that he has been in the industry for many years and has never looked back. He has had his own logging truck, introduced the first self - loader into NZ and managed his own logging crews. He has been with PHS from the early days and enjoys the interaction with the woodlot owners and does more miles on the road than any sane person!

Outside of work he is either mountain biking, cycle touring or motorbiking around the world. An extreme adventurer, PHS is always pleased when he comes back from a trip in one piece!

Top tips that cost you nothing!

  1. Get your trees assessed as early as possible to get an indication of volume and infrastructure requirements
  2. Get on our newsletter market update list
  3. Phone for a chat, use us to keep yourself informed
  4. Ensure you become a priority client so we can ensure we have the crew capacity to harvest your stand when it suits you
  5. If you are looking to make changes to your land, subdividing or building - ask us for advice; our harvest plan and infrastructure planning has the potential to help you add value to your land or future project
  6. Ask lots of questions and ask for references
  1. Assessment

    Produces an estimate of your crop value based on market values and taking into account associated costs
  2. Harvest Plan

    A detailed harvest plan identifying road and skid placements
  3. Agreement

    Proposal signed and timing of operation scheduled
  4. Infrastructure

    Preparing your environment for the harvest project
  5. Tree Harvesting

    Logging crews & equipment move onsite to fall and process your trees according to the Harvest Plan
  6. Log Sales

    Negotiate the best price for your logs in the current market
  7. Land Rehabilitation

    The land rehabilition will be undertaken according to your preferences
  8. Project Completion

    Provide a detailed financial reconciliation and onsite review of harvesting operation to ensure expectations have been met