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Silviculture, yield potential, and relative economics modelling for a softwood sawlog project

Silviculture, yield potential, and relative economics modelling for a softwood sawlog project

Specifications

  • Client: Timbercorp
  • Scope:

    Silviculture, yield potential, and relative economics modelling for a greenfield softwood sawlog project including:

    • productivity benchmarking
    • 3PG modelling of measured sites to calibrate model projections to empirical growth data
    • development of indicative site index productivity criteria
    • germplasm options
    • nursery supply options
    • silvicultural options
    • development of draft silvicultural regimes within productivity bands and germplasm options
    • development of a matrix of productivity, germplasm and silvicultural regimes
    • modelling of plantation growth and product yield for the defined range of silvicultural regimes and productivities

    (Under sub-contract to MBAC Consulting Group)

  • Benefit to Client:

    The project provided the client with a comprehensive understanding of the potential productivity, product options and germplasm availability to support investment in a large-scale, greenfield forestry investment project.

  • Market Sector: Renewable resources - agriculture, grazing and forestry
  • Capabilities:
    • Forest and fodder crops
    • General land, water and vegetation technical services
    • Project commercial services
  • Location: NSW
  • Year: 2007