NZJFor Home Search Join Author instructions NZIF website NZJFor Home NZJFor


New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2017) 61(4): 31–32
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Feature article
The essence of trees

Paul Greaves *,1

1 ForestPlus, a forestry consulting company, and ForestPlus Oils Ltd. Email:
*Corresponding author.

Abstract: The start Twenty-four months ago I teamed up with a number of people, including Steve Johnson and Jared Greaves, investigating making essential oil from Douglas fir wildings. Essential oils are aromatic oils containing volatile aroma compounds produced from plants and they are used in aromatherapy for the purpose of improving one’s mood and feeling of well-being. The oil is ‘essential’ in that it contains the ‘essence’ of a plant’s characteristic fragrance. Making and selling these types of oils has been ongoing for many centuries - it was prescribed as a medicine in earlier times.
(no keywords)

Issues > 61(4) > Abstract

Download article as 159 KB PDF file

As an issue ≤ 3 years old, access to this article is restricted to subscribers. (All articles from issues > 3 years old are free.)

(You can read PDF files with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)