What does this industry cover?
Businesses in the Forest and Wood Products industry have been investing heavily in new technology, to increase production, safety, robotics, and state of the art machinery. Other technologies include drones, sensors, laser scanners, tree breeding and big data to better understand forests and wood products.
The Government is planning to increase the size of plantations by a billion trees to address not only climate change but to meet the domestic and global demand for wood and fibre.
By replacing concrete and steel with engineered wood products in midrise buildings will have substantial environmental benefits due to less carbon intensive construction methods.