It has been predicted for many years and reality has finally come, Australia is now short of softwood log supply. While our softwood harvest has reached 17 million cubic metres the average volume over the last 10 years has been marginally over 15 million cubic metres per annum.
Many forested countries in the world have undertaken the development of National Forest Inventories (NFI). Carbon stocks and environmental considerations, as well as socio-economic use of forests, are being added as objectives.
In mid-November 2018, Brian Johnson, a Director of Margules Groome, collaborated with Cori Ham from the University of Stellenbosch in the presentation of a two-day advanced course on forest valuation in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.