A Review Of Fast Grown Plantation Programs In Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Portugal And South Africa

A Review Of Fast Grown Plantation Programs In Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Portugal And South Africa

Australia has the land, the expertise and the potential to become a dominant force in world forestry as a grower, processor and exporter. It is at the cross-roads of forestry development, with painful experience (economically and socially) of changing from a natural wood resource to a plantation-grown resource. The quality of the wood from plantation grown eucalypts is different to that from mature (old growth) eucalypts and is similar to that grown overseas. The author hopes that the findings of this review will help the Australian plantation forestry sector to become that dominant player. The question must be: “Is Australia prepared financially, socially and physically to become a major international plantation wood supplier and processor?”