Report Year Archives: 2001

The Growth and Utilisation of Plantation Eucalypts within Eastern South America – Challenges and Opportunities for the Australian Hardwood Forest Industry

The Growth and Utilisation of Plantation Eucalypts within Eastern South America – Challenges and Opportunities for the Australian Hardwood Forest Industry

After enduring a number of resource and competitive challenges over the past 15 years the Australian native forest industry is fast approaching yet another turning point, the transition from a natural resource base to a predominantly plantation-grown resource.
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The Application of Modern Methods to Log Measurement for the Purpose of Determining Quantity

The Application of Modern Methods to Log Measurement for the Purpose of Determining Quantity

Log measurement for the purpose of determining quantity is performed to identify products along the supply chain from forest owner to processing. Measurement commonly occurs wherever there is a change in custodian. Different organizations in Canada, the United States of America, Finland and Sweden address the issue of collecting appropriate information using methods suitable to Australian forestry.

Utilisation Options for Wood Waste: A Review of European Technologies and Practices

Utilisation Options for Wood Waste: A Review of European Technologies and Practices

Waste management has been an unrecognised but essential participant in the wood products industry within Australia. It is needed to “remove” from the economy timber products that are no longer needed and/or wanted.

Furniture Industry Structure Research Study

Furniture Industry Structure Research Study

This Gottstein Fellowship Report is based upon a research study on the furniture industry structure focusing on some of the world’s most successful furniture producing countries in Europe – Italy, Spain, France and Germany. The study also included visits to three international furniture fairs in Milan, Paris and Cologne. A review of the recent success stories of Canadian and Malaysian industry also highlights the role of government in making its furniture industry a major export earner.

A Review of Dryland Pines in Turkey, Spain, Greece and France – Implications for Dryland Plantation Forestry in Australia

A Review of Dryland Pines in Turkey, Spain, Greece and France – Implications for Dryland Plantation Forestry in Australia

In Western Australia over the past ten years we have seen a dramatic increase in
the establishment of Eucalyptus globulus plantations. In a decade over 120, 000
hectares of agricultural land has been planted in the States’ South West mainly
for wood chip plantations.