Forestry and climate change
Forests play a unique role in a changing climate.
Their long production cycles, tolerance to a variety of climates and ability to reduce greenhouse gases mean that climate change holds unique risks and opportunities for Victorian forest growers.
Explore the information below to learn more:
Understanding greenhouse gases in forestry
Understanding the three key greenhouse gases in forestry and agriculture and their different roles in trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere.
Forestry and the carbon market
The role of trees as a carbon sink generating carbon credits that can be purchased by organisations seeking to reduce their emissions profile
The potential impacts of climate change
Victoria is predicted to become hotter and drier which will impact both positively and negatively tree productivity and the occurrence of fire, frosts or pests/diseases.
Adaptation pathways for forestry
Reducing the risks from climate change through regular forest surveillance, awareness of climate outlooks and applying the appropriate management strategy and responses.
The value of forest products in reducing greenhouse gases
The role of wood products in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and how the production of firewood and biofuels has a significant greenhouse gas benefit.
Management options for trees on farms
Trees on farms have benefits of improving productivity and land health, as well as capturing and storing carbon. Here is a list of practical tips on how to manage tree carbon on farm.