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Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.

We are committed to helping the forest and wood products industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive against other industries and products available in the marketplace.

Wood quality

Growers throw their support behind new technology that helps predict and control wood quality

Forest growers across Australia have been enthusiastically exploring recently-launched technology that enables easy and affordable assessment of wood quality in standing trees.


The innovative tool also supports decision making relating to planting locations and forest management practices, to best serve the future quality of stands.

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    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)
Wood quality

Benefits spanning the supply chain — predicting and controlling wood quality in standing trees

Forest growers can now easily and affordably assess wood quality across their resource, while also making decisions around location and management that will best serve the quality of their stands going forward.


Scientists behind a new research project say the ability to predict, maintain and improve timber quality in plantations will help decrease risk and improve the productivity, competitiveness and profitability of Australia’s growers and processors.

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    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Research projects

Other research projects
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Multiple industries

Unlocking Financial Innovation in Forest Products with Natural Capital

Natural capital is the soil, air, water biodiversity and land resources that underpin food and fibre production. The forest industry …
  • Led by

    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

  • Start date

    15 Feb 2019

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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