Specialty Species

The three leading alternatives to radiata pine grown in New Zealand are Douglas-fir, cypresses and eucalypts.  These species have the potential to reap high returns and diversify the industry thanks to the special characteristics of their timber.

The Specialty Wood Products Partnership is a government and industry-funded research and development partnership aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of these specialty species.

Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership Programme Description

SWP Programme Description

Specialty species: information for growers