We make every tree count. HVP supplies logs for sawn timber, paper manufacturing, panel board and treated roundwood to major customers including AKD Softwoods, Australian Paper, Alpine, Carter Holt Harvey, D&R Henderson, Hyne and Sons, McDonnell Industries, Norske Skog, Softwood Plantation Exporters (SPE) and VISY Industries. HVP also markets seed, seedlings and cuttings.
HVP invests over $10 million each year in plantation re-establishment in Victoria, annually planting more than 7 million new pine and eucalypt trees.
HVP Plantations recognises whilst forestry is a long term business, we can do things better tomorrow than we did today. We aim to improve our business through new technology and innovation whilst providing attractive long term returns for our investors. In line with this vision, the company has a comprehensive resource information system to record and store data relating to area, growth and other attributes of the estate. A program of plantation inventory and growth modelling ensures future plantation supply is sustainable and able to meet anticipated customer demand. Our Long Term Planning includes forecasts and modelling for the next sixty years, providing confidence for our customer and investor stakeholders of the ongoing viability of their investments in the sector.
Combined with our plantation resource planning, HVP’s research and development program is delivering improved plantation growth rates and wood quality, thus lowering wood processing costs for our customers. We invest in research to better match what our customers are producing. HVP are working collaboratively with customers and other timber producers to develop an industry tool that will provide insights into the wood quality implications of management. Logs from six sites across the HVP estate were processed as part of the research project. It will seek to correlate the properties of the sawn timber with those predicted using a model linking site, climate, tree growth and quality predictions.
Domestically processed products From HVP log production.
HVP production monitoring results at June 30th for financial year 2016/2017. Measured in thousands of cubic meters (000m3).
|Domestic Post & Poles||73|
|Other Domestic Logs||96|
|Other forest produce licenses (honey, seed, mushrooms etc)||3|