In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our staff and in keeping with advice from health organisations, all employees are currently working from home. FWPA activities are functioning as per usual and we do not expect any major disruptions to our services. More information.

Technology and Innovation

Technology and Innovation

Technology and innovation have been significant factors in increasing the availability of resources and reducing risk throughout the supply chain. FWPA has, and through this program, will continue to be involved in recognizing innovation and developing appropriate technologies for our industry.

Improved genetics for existing and potential commercial species remains one of the key strategies to increasing resources and reducing risks. FWPA has consistently supported improved genetics and deployment and this will remain an ongoing priority.

The FWPA Board has supported a large, multi-year genetics program through matching of voluntary contributions from the major forest growers. In addition, there is ongoing research into the genetic conservation and utilisation of radiata pine germplasm and marker-assisted selection in Australia’s major plantation eucalypts.

Remote sensing technologies are evolving quickly and offer increased accuracy of resource information at lower costs. Research is ongoing in the deployment and integration of remote sensing data and in the use of dense point cloud data for plantation inventory.

FWPA Newsletters

FWPA publishes the industry newsletters, R&DWorks and ForWood. In addition, we have the WoodSolutions newsletter addressing design and build specifiers – architects, building designers, engineers and others involved in specifying the choice of building materials, as well as the Wood.Naturally Better. ™ Partner Update. ForestLearning is FWPA’s quarterly newsletter that provides information on Australian forests and forest-based products to teachers and educators, school children and the public.


R&D Works


The Ultimate Renewable Partner Program