Forest Department

Mau Tea has invested in tree planting around the Tea plantation. Once mature, these trees are harvested for firewood to be used in the Factory for Tea processing. The Drier machine consumes significant amount of firewood daily when operational. Most of the tree coverage in Mau Tea is that of eucalyptus forest. Just like tea from Outgrowers, the Cooperative Society occasionally purchases firewood from the local community to supplement its own firewood production.

Mau Tea is conscious of the importance of protecting the water catchment areas within the Tea plantation. Indigenous trees have been planted around the water catchment areas and along the rivers and streams throughout the Estate. As a result of the several well protected water catchment areas within and around the Tea Plantations, Mau Tea is able to generate its own safe water for use in the Cooperative Society.