Plantation area

Queensland has about 206,700ha of plantations, comprised of around 89% softwood plantations, 10% hardwood plantations and less than 1% mixed species.

HQPlantations is the state's major grower, owning around 96% of Queensland's plantation estate. The remaining plantations are owned by mostly small-scale private growers.

A 2021 plantation update found that around 35,150ha of plantations had been lost since the previous update in 2016. The main losses were due to the continuing conversion of failed hardwood plantations that were established under managed investment scheme arrangements in the early 2000s.

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