Journal article

The potential availability of plantation roundwood

I Ferguson, R Spencer, M Wood, J Fox, T Baker, D Stackpole, I Wild

Australian Forestry | Published : 2003

Abstract

The history of plantation establishment in Australia isbriefly reviewed, highlighting the rapid increase in establishment of hardwood plantations by the private sector over the past decade and the privatisation of some publicly owned softwood plantations. Data collected regionally for the National Plantation Inventory were used to prepare forecasts of future availability for two species groups (hardwood and softwood) and two product groups (pulpwood and sawlog), both groups being broadly defined. The paper draws on these detailed forecasts. The forecasts represent an amalgam of grower-supplied forecasts of availability and estimates based on average yield tables applied to the annual areas p..

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