Cutting-edge wood project starts

LEADING RESEARCH: Peter Buxton holds a cutting edge resistograph, which is a tool that provides quantitative sample data from resistance to a needle-sized drill. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

NESTLED in a tree breeding hub on the outskirts of Mount Gambier, a team of experts has begun a two-year research program to potentially increase wood quality for the region’s saw-milling industry.

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited has co-funded Southern Tree Breeding Association and its industry collaborators to undertake the innovative research.

Headquartered in Mount Gambier, the association undertakes cutting-edge breeding and research for


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