Coronavirus (COVID-19): Forestry services
We are still open for business; however, all of our offices are closed to the public until further notice. There may be some delays, but we aim to minimise disruption while we continue to deliver essential services.
Our field staff continue to work and are taking appropriate precautions. Staff entering remote communities to provide essential services are well informed to follow appropriate health and entry guidelines.
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.
- Use the web mapping tool AgTrends Spatial to map spatial coverage.
- Read Queensland's plantation forestry estate—2016 update.