Field trips to Canterbury's indigenous and exotic forests are integral to our teaching and we have strong relationships with local forest organisations and their valuable staff. The School has its own field station at Harihari, in Westland, which is an excellent location for the study of native forests. Other university field stations near Arthur's Pass and at Westport are also close to extensive indigenous forests. Students regularly visit several wood processing industries in Canterbury with which we maintain regular contact.
Wood Science Laboratory - Room 141
This lab is used for wood analytics. Instruments include an IR Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer and an accelerated solvent extractor. Contact the laboratory supervisor for information about using the Wood Science Lab.