Tropical and subtropical plantation research.
Supporting sustainable industries
The challenge for forest growers, wood processors, manufacturers and construction industries is to maximise profits through the best use of renewable, managed forest resources. Our research partnerships meet this challenge through three collaborative programs to improve trees, wood quality, forest products and processing systems.
- Forest value - research improving trees, forest productivity and wood quality for a changing climate. Our research meets the need for improved trees suited to future climates and assists in producing better wood quality for timber and construction products.
- Forest health - research improving forest biosecurity and pest and disease management. Our research meets the need for sustainable forest health outcomes that suit future climates and support better wood quality for forest products.
- Forest product innovation - improving wood products, processing and protection systems. Our research meets the need for new wood products suited to changing forest resources and efficient processing systems.
Our alliances and collaboration with industry, business and other research agencies achieve forest and wood science and technology results across Australia, the Pacific, South-East Asia, Europe and North and South America.
National Research and Innovation Priorities
Our work with the forest and wood industries is undertaken within the framework of the Federal Government's National Research and Innovation Priorities.
Our great advantage lies in our skilled, knowledgeable and creative people, who deliver quality, innovative research outcomes to stimulate growth in Australian industries, with a better understanding of new technologies, environmental systems and protecting the productive environment.
- Forests and wood products research brochure
- Forest value R&D improving trees, forest productivity and wood quality
- Forest health R&D improving forest biosecurity and pest and disease management
- Forest products R&D improving wood products, processing and protection systems
- Collaboration in forest and wood research
- Research projects