For Our Future – Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

For Our Future – Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

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Industry Advisory Groups - FWPA encouraging participation

Industry Advisory Groups - FWPA encouraging participation

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Facilitating Technology Transfer

Facilitating Technology Transfer

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Investing in Research and Development

Investing in Research and Development

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Building Capacity and Education

Building Capacity and Education

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Promoting our Industry and Products

Promoting our Industry and Products

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Industry Image Library

Industry Image Library

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FWPA Review of Performance

FWPA Review of Performance

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We would welcome your involvement in an FWPA interest group.

We would welcome your involvement in an FWPA interest group.

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User Guide - Commercial model to assess pruning and thinning options in eucalypt plantations for appearance grade products (TreeTOP Software)

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.

Reference Number:
PN07.4023

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

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Promoting the Advantages of Wood Products

Promoting the benefits and use of forest and wood products, in line with community attitudes, environmental awareness and market trends.

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Aligning Products to Market Needs

Aligning Products to Market Needs

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Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

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Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

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Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

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