It's expected to take around five months to complete.
It would use waste from the forestry sector and reduce our dependence on fossils fuels.
It is set to transition to become a professional advisory and management service.
"The issue with natives is they're extremely expensive and challenging to plant and establish. "
The decision has shocked retailers such as Mitre 10 and Placemakers
There are concerns in the construction industry after Carter Holt Harvey cut the supply of structural timber to a number of retailers.
Small building crews are struggling to get enough timber due to domestic supply issues.
Processors are slamming successive governments for failing to support New Zealand's struggling wood processing mills.
Around half of all logs harvested in New Zealand go to the domestic market.