The Forestry Services industry provides plantation, maintenance and research services to the forestry sector. Demand for forestry services was generally relatively flat over the past five years, which was largely due to low growth or declines in plantation activity and a weaker economy in some years. This is despite strong demand for firefighting, reforestation, maintenance and pest control services in some Australian states in recent years. New plantation areas increased annually for over two decades. This saw Australia's total plantation area rise from 1.57 million hectares in December 2001, to an estimated 2.08 million hectares at the end of 2011.
Firms in this industry use fertilisers, pesticides, seeds, seedlings, vehicles, planes and firefighting equipment to provide a range of services to forest growers. These firms mainly provide services such as forest reafforestation, conservation or plantation maintenance on a fee or contract basis. The industry also includes firms that operate forest nurseries or provide forest firefighting services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.