Forest and timber industry in Queensland

The forest and timber industry in Queensland is diverse and covers activities that include:

  • forest growing
  • harvest and haulage
  • processing and manufacturing
  • value-adding
  • timber merchants
  • importers
  • pulp and paper.

Queensland's forest resources are characterised by large, highly productive softwood plantations and extensive areas of relatively slow-growing native forest comprising both hardwoods and cypress pine.

These forests support a regionally based processing sector, and most timber is used to produce building products.

Read Queensland forest and timber industry: an overview for more information about the industry.

This guide explains more about the forest and timber industry in Queensland and provides a list of forestry industry associations to consult with.