Enterprise or production system
In this context, plantation forestry refers to the cultivation of tree species for the commercial production of timber and fibre products (including paper) to support high volume uses. Plantations focus on low inputs and maximisation of the production of cubic metres of timber or fibre per hectare. Plantation forests are concentrated along the Queensland coast with some smaller inland low rainfall plantations. The majority of plantations in Queensland are exotic pines (Pinus species and hybrids) (73%), and native species (25%) such as Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii). More recently established plantations have been of native hardwoods for pulp and sawlogs to replace native forest sources.
Land practices associated with plantation forestry may include:
Last updated 7 September 2010