Forestry

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    Eucalyptus melliodora, Yellow Box, detail of bark
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This theme comprises a list of people and organisations involved in managing timber yields, such as plantations for timber milling and paper manufacturing; improving functions of the ecosystem, and increasing biodiversity.

The economic demand on eucalypt timber requires careful, sustainable management and policies to support this, so that native forests can continue to support other plants and animals, and provide social benefit to future generations (Australia: Sustainable Forest Management, 2007).

Eucalypt timber is used for house construction, fencing and paper production, as well as for woodcraft, furniture and flooring. Locally and internationally, woodchips as a by-product of timber harvesting are in demand for use in paper production, and plantations of selected eucalypt species are grown for paper production from their wood pulp (Victoria’s Forests, 2012)

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