Plantation area

Queensland has about 242,400ha of plantations, comprised of around 81% softwood plantations, 18% hardwood plantations and 1% other.

HQPlantations is the state's major grower, owning around 85% of Queensland's plantation estate. The remaining plantations are mostly hardwood plantations owned by a range of different entities.

A 2016 plantation update found that around 22,500ha of plantations had been lost since the previous update in 2014. The main losses were due to the conversion of failed hardwood plantations that were established under managed investment scheme arrangements in the early 2000s.

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