Use of Plantation Hardwood Thinnings as Roundwood in Construction

Use of Plantation Hardwood Thinnings as Roundwood in Construction

Access to hardwood material for processing from native forests is being
phased out under Regional Forest Agreements in Australia and conserved
under environmental policies in most other countries. Plantations are
expected to meet a growth in demand of approximately 4% (~100,000
hectares) annually and the total plantation estate is expected to reach 3
million hectares within two decades.