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Plantation hardwood resource specifications required for planning small log sawing infrastructure investment in Queensland.

Zbonak, A. and Harding, K. and Davies, M. (2014) Plantation hardwood resource specifications required for planning small log sawing infrastructure investment in Queensland. Project Report. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Abstract

Improved information on the product quality of the plantation resource is needed to allow businesses to consider investing in the development of value-adding processing facilities. These facilities are likely to require customised design that optimises the utilisation of future small diameter plantation hardwood logs. This log resource will become available as wood supply in Queensland transitions from native forests to 100% from sustainable plantations.

This resource will be controlled by plantations established prior to 2000. A survey of the three main growers (former Forest Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd, former Forestry Corporation of New South Wales, Hancock Queensland Plantation Pty Ltd) revealed that C. citriodora subsp.variegata – CCV (28.0%), Eucalyptus dunnii (27.5%), E. pilularis (23.0%), E. grandis (11.3%) and E. cloeziana –GMS (7.1%) were the most widely planted species in the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales subtropical hardwood estate and would potentially dominate the supply of plantation hardwoods to sawmill processing facilities.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Funders:Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), HQ Plantations Pty
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Forestry
Deposited On:30 Oct 2014 03:50
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 16:02

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