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Sustainable native forest management. Case studies in managing private native forest in southeast Queensland.

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Ryan, S. and Taylor, D. (2006) Sustainable native forest management. Case studies in managing private native forest in southeast Queensland. Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F), Brisbane, Queensland, 117 pages.



The introduction describes productive forest in Queensland and summaries the principles of native forest management that achieve optimum productivity.

Case study 1 deals with thinning an even-aged regrowth forest. It shows how thinning the stand actively manages the future composition and structure to improve productivity in the best stems and increase the commercial value of the next harvest.

Case study 2 describes restoring productivity in a high-graded spotted gum - ironbark forest. It shows that defective and non-saleable trees should be removed so they do not repress the future stand; and that regeneration should be thinned, retaining the best trees in adequate growing space.

Case study 3 discusses on-farm value adding for hardwood forests. It shows how long-term viability and maximum productivity and returns depend on the best management practices and knowing how to obtain the best returns from a range of forest products.

Case study 4 examines integrated harvesting in a eucalypt forest. It shows how integrating the harvest enables the full range of timber products are harvested and sold for their maximum value while reducing the amount of waste.

Item Type:Book
Funders:National Heritage Trust
Corporate Creators:QPIF
Projects:Joint venture demonstration forests
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (2006). Copyright protects this work. Except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), reproduction by any means (photocopying, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise), making available online, electronic transmission or other publication of this work is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland. Enquiries about reproduction, including downloading or printing the web version, should be directed to ipcu@dpi.qld.gov.au or telephone +61 7 3225 1398.
Keywords:Native forest; southeast Queensland; forest management; forest harvest; regrowth management; integrated harvest and sale; thinning forest; high graded forest; value adding hardwood forests; eucalypt management; forest condition; harvest plan.
Live Archive:02 Mar 2010 07:01
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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