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.
22.04.07: 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
17.12.06: 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
22.10.06: 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
01.06.06: 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
31.12.05: 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
09.11.05: 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
13.09.05: Regional Scale, Spatially Explicit Quantification of Plantation Forest Water Use
This project tested a method to enable regional scale, spatial and temporal quantification of water use of plantations and other land uses in the Green Triangle based on remote sensing of vege... Read More
29.08.05: Evaluation and Validation of Canopy Laser Radar Systems for Native and Plantation Forest Inventory: Summary Report
Research into using Lidar technologies to characterise forest structure has increased rapidly. However, the use of such technologies to assist commercial forest inventory operations has not ye... Read More
23.08.05: Breeding Radiata Pine to Maximise Profit from Solid Wood Production: Summary Report
To develop breeding objectives for pine solid wood production this project defined the production system for pine solid wood production; defined breeding objectives through literature review a... Read More
16.05.05: Variation in Wood Properties of Plantation-Grown Eucalyptus dunnii Relevant to Solid-Wood Products
This study evaluated possible low-cost methods of assessing solid-wood value of plantation- grown E. dunnii trees using the tangential shrinkage properties of fixed-height increment cores. It ... Read More