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.
Improving dimensional stability in plantation-grown Eucalyptus pilularis and E. dunnii
This project sampled progeny trials of Eucalyptus pilularis and E. dunnii for a range of wood properties to determine: Comparison of non-destructive and destructive assessment techniques U... Read More
Eucalyptus nitens thinning trial: solid wood quality and processing performance using conventional processing strategies
This study determined the sawn product recovery and quality of plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens sawlogs using conventional processing methods. Logs from 21-year-old trees, pruned at age six... Read More
Resource and processing properties of hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii)
Hoop pine(Araucaria cunninghamii) is an important sub-tropical plantation tree capable of yielding timber and veneer of uniform medium density, light colour and excellent working properties an... Read More
Review of the Draft Code of Practice for Private Native Forestry in NSW
This study reports on the economic and silvicultural implications of a NSW Code by applying the EUCAMIX native forest growth simulation model to eucalypt forests in the Upper North East region... Read More
Fertilisation and forest health: preventing or offsetting biotic leaf loss in eucalypt plantations
The project developed tools to be used by managers of Eucalyptus globulus plantations to prevent or offset the effects of defoliation events on plantation productivity. The role of fertilising... Read More
Benchmarking the wood properties of radiata pine plantations: Tasmania - Summary Report
This project sought to identify the major sources of variation in wood properties affecting structural lumber recoveries across Tasmania (within and between sites) in crops within 10 years of ... Read More
Pesticides in Plantations - The use of chemical pesticides by the Australian plantation forest industry - Summary Report
To extend the understanding of the use of chemical pesticides in the plantation forest industry, this study reviewed and assessed the: Regulatory controls at Federal, State and local Govern... Read More
ESTR Database Contents and Usage Summary Report
The primary objective was to establish a database of eucalypt species trials in Australia, of known genetic and silvicultural history, that may be available for future research studies related... Read More
Scenarios for selected timber markets
While timber supply is rather predictable, the future use of timber in society is subject to a wide range of influences. This project explored the major forces of change driving timber supply ... Read More
Socioeconomic impacts of plantation forestry - information booklet
This information booklet summarises the key findings of a recent study conducted by the Bureau of Rural Sciences, examining socioeconomic impacts of the plantation sector in the Great Southern... Read More