Rural lifestyle and conservation are unique and compatible components of life on Gracefarm/ conservation estate. click here for detail Each freehold lot owner also has a 1/12th share in the farm which includes 52 hectare of permanently covenanted, native bush conservation land. From mature bush of Kauri and Totara to recently planted re afforestation, land owners can enjoy the bush and be part of an environmental solution. Buy now and have the privelege of being part of this without doing any of the work. click here to choose a lot
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Gracefarm is registered with the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme and is accruing NZU's (Carbon Credits) for the benefit of the lot owners. As at September 2013 Gracefarm has accrued 965 NZU's
So what's all this about Carbon and the ETS. Here is some background information
When trees are harvested, carbon that is stored is released back into the atmosphere as the wood decays. At present, all harvested wood taken off site is conservatively assumed to be immediately released back into the atmosphere. Harvest residues that remain on-site are considered to decay completely over a 10-year period, under NZ conditions.
New planting initiatives will expand
The Government expects the deforestation of pre-1990 forest land to reduce substantially under the ETS. At the same time, it expects more new forests will be planted, and that existing forests will be managed in a way that increases the levels of carbon stored in them.
The ETS classifies forests differently depending on whether they were first established after 1989 or before 1990
The agriculture sector is not only the largest export income earner but is also largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in
By placing a price on carbon, the ETS provides an incentive to reduce the level of emissions for every unit of agricultural output. Emissions reductions can be made by:
*Gracefarm takes initiative in all these areas