Forests and People
Efficient processing and utilisation of forest products, trade and taxation, and valuation of forest are key issues to support sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. The group will synthesise latest research on these issues and identify specific new areas for scientific inquiry.
Trees contain considerable amount of water, often referred to as sap. When a tree is cut down and sawn into timber the wood immediately begins to lose its moisture. The process of losing moisture from green timber can be very unpredictable due to variations in air temperature and