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From stakeholder engagement to industry promotion, events are a vital and valuable communication channel. If you have an industry-related event that you would like listed here, please contact us.

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R&DWorks webinars are invaluable opportunities to catch up with the latest research results and best practice processes. On this page you’ll find links to recorded presentations.

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  • Costs and benefits of forest biosecurity

    Wednesday 6 September, Presented by Dr Angus Carnegie, NSW Department of Primary Industries

    This talk is one of a series arising from a recent FWPA funded study that has attempted to quantify the costs and benefits of forest biosecurity using case-studies (PNC362-1415). 

    Australia’s forest and wood products industry faces a significant chall... Read More


FWPA publishes two industry newsletters, R&DWorks and ForWood. In addition, the WoodSolutions newsletter addresses architects, building designers, engineers and others who are involved in specifying the choice of building materials.

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TreeTOP is a generic stand growth model, which helps users decide when and whether Tree Thinning or Pruning (Tree T.o.P) is viable. The model is Microsoft Excel based, reasonably sophisticated in its thinning/pruning capabilities and easy to use, although it requires some knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Instructions for using the software are included in this guide.

The default functions and values approximate reasonable values based on silvicultural trials; however, TreeTOP should be calibrated with user data from stands with similar species, site and silviculture.

The user can change attributes, such as species inherent growth rate and competition tolerance, site quality, DBH distribution before and after thinning and product grade recoveries from different log sizes, and user has great flexibility and control over silviculture, within the framework of three thinnings (one non-commercial), two prunings and a 50-year rotation. Management costs and Log prices are specified directly for locally relevant markets. Short cut entry methods, slider controls and charts facilitate ‘what-if’ testing.

To download the software please click here.

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Findings Report:
PN07.4023 TreeTOP Software User Guide.pdf

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Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
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