Our industry partners
Meet our industry partners
The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is the peak industry body representing the pulp and paper, processing and resources industries covering the forest products value chain from the sustainable harvesting of plantations and small pockets of our natural resource including silviculture, forest management, processing of timber resources and manufacture of pulp and paper.
AFPA’s membership falls under three chambers- resources, processing and pulp and paper, representing the core business of organisations at different points in the value chain.
Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.
FWPA is committed to helping the forest and wood products industry to be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive against other industries and products available in the marketplace. FWPA members comprise wood processors, forest growers and Australian importers of forest products.
Going strong since 1935, the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is a professional body with over 1100 members engaged in all branches of forest management and conservation in Australia. The Institute is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable forest management and the processes and practices which translate these principles into outcomes.
The Southern Tree Breeding Association Inc. (STBA) is the national body which manages the Australian tree improvement programs for Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata) and Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) and provides genetic evaluation services in forest trees.
The STBA was formed in 1983 to develop improved genetics for plantation forestry. The business is based in Mount Gambier, South Australia but has expanded to service member companies in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales , ACT, Tasmania and New Zealand . The STBA has consolidated genetic resources developed over more than sixty years by private companies, State and Federal Governments in order to breed better genetics more cost effectively.