The Forestry Support Services industry provides plantation, maintenance and research services to the forestry sector. In general, demand for forestry services has declined over the past five years, largely due to low growth in new plantation activity, changes in government involvement within the sector and a weaker economic climate in some years. The poor performance was also influenced by weaker demand for reforestation, plantings, maintenance and pest control services in some Australian states over the past five years. New plantation areas increased strongly each year through the 2000s but have since stalled due to the collapse of forestry managed investment schemes.
Firms in this industry use fertilisers, pesticides, seeds, seedlings, vehicles and planes 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 and provide forestry research and consultancy 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.