Determining the economics of processing plantation eucalypts for solid timber products

Determining the economics of processing plantation eucalypts for solid timber products

This project assessed the economics of processing plantation eucalypts of known origin using current industry-standard equipment and procedures and identified the factors most directly affecting the value of dry output given current market conditions.

The major findings are that sawn recovery is dependant on the milling equipment available; the value of solid products recovered from the thinned and pruned E. globulus logs and logs salvaged from fibre-managed E. nitens stands, is likely to be sufficient for the both the grower and processor to make a suitable return; and growing and processing the thinned and pruned E. nitens was marginal or uneconomic, mainly due to the loss of value from internal checking.

Reference Number:
PN04.3007

Findings Report:
PN043007-Final revised report Web.pdf