The Resources category covers research projects such as forest policy, growth and yield modelling, wood quality, forest health management, silviculture, water use, soil quality, plant disease, tree genetics, tree breeding and resource evaluation.
Major issues include forest management strategies for climate change and maximising the greenhouse advantages of forest products.
A key goal is to increase industry profitability and ensure efficient use of inputs throughout the industry’s value chain.
17.12.12: The impact of internal checking on the log and timber value of fire salvage ash type sawlogs
Following the Victorian wildfires of 2005/06 and 2009, sawmillers reported abnormally high levels of internal checking in the timber from Victorian Ash fire salvage logs, causing a loss in tim... Read More
30.09.12: Contribution of CAR reserves to mature-forest biodiversity in production forest landscapes
Australia’s National Forest Policy is based on a forest biodiversity conservation strategy that relies on a network of CAR (comprehensive, adequate and representative) reserves and complementa... Read More
31.08.12: Predicting the water-use of Eucalyptus nitens plantations in Tasmania using a Forest Estate Model
In regions where water resources are limited, regulations and policy have been developed to preserve water resources. These regulations may limit plantation development or make it more expensi... Read More
31.05.12: Operational deployment of LiDAR in Australian softwood plantations
LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) can deliver significant practical and economic advantages to those intensively managing pine plantations. The six largest pine plantation management organis... Read More
31.01.12: A Review of the Science of Public Native Forest Management for Sustainable Timber Production in Victoria
A large amount of research has been undertaken in native forests in Victoria over the last fifty years by Government Departments, Universities and some private studies. Some has been pub... Read More
16.01.12: Forestry and Forest Products Research Summary of Changes in Capacity 2008-2011
A desk-top analysis was undertaken of changes in forestry-based scientific research capacity since the last review of research expenditure (2008) was undertaken. The review used direct contact... Read More
30.11.11: Analysis of Nutrient Depletion in a Radiata Pine Plantation
This project analysed the effects of accelerated loss of nutrients from a pine plantation site, looking at forest productivity and nutrient status. Over 16 years, at approximately six monthly ... Read More
30.06.11: Adoption of new airborne technologies for improving efficiencies and accuracy of estimating standing volume and yield modeling in Pinus radiata plantations
Updating forest inventories of P. radiata plantations can be very expensive, with traditional methods costing from $25 to $40 per hectare. However LiDAR (Airborne Laser Scanner) data combined ... Read More
30.06.11: Industry-wide genetic analysis of tree breeding data using TREEPLAN®
Selecting the best tree for any particular location or economic situation, whether that is for sawn timber or pulp, is the key goal of the TREEPLAN software. TREEPLAN is used for genetic eval... Read More
31.05.11: Seeking a balance between forestry and biodiversity – the role of variable retention silviculture
Variable retention (VR) is a harvesting system, developed in the Pacific Northwest of USA and Canada, that is increasingly being used worldwide to achieve improved biodiversity and social outc... Read More