About Us

My name is John Furniss (so was my Dad, Granddad and my great Granddad) and WoodyOne is the name I have chosen for the activities that I enjoy doing that combines my passion for trees, ecosystems, noisy toys and craftsmanship.  I am a woodsman who in addition to offering a silviculture  consultancy service (the care and cultivation of forest trees), has over the last 25 years turned a partially planted farmlet (approximately 40 hectares) into a small forest of both native and exotic trees.

Now that’s out of the way, this website is to let you know a bit about WoodyOne and what I can do to help you and to champion the growing of trees for their wood and other virtues (of which there are many!).   I love growing, living among, sawing and making things with wood and while I know quite a bit about it, I know I do not know it all.

I live with my wife Oriel on 40 hectares (100 acres), which is roughly 1/3 pasture 1/3 forest and 1/3 native bush and regenerating bush and reserve. I am a member of the Farm Forestry association of New Zealand and hugely supportive of their efforts to see New Zealand grow more durable and sustainable timber and forest.

Other Interests

Forestry Forum

Integrity Soils