Plantation forestry in Queensland

Plantation forestry is an integral part of Queensland's forest and wood industry production value chain, including the growing, processing, managing and sale of timber-based products.

Queensland has around 200,000 hectares of softwood plantations and 50,000 hectares of hardwood plantations. The majority of the plantation estates are in the coastal, higher rainfall zones of south-east Queensland. These areas produce the majority of plantation logs feeding into the domestic processing sector.

Other timber plantations have been established in central and northern regions of Queensland. Plantation trees found in Queensland forests include hoop pine, Southern pine, Gympie messmate, and spotted gum.


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