Our Role

Forest Growers Research (FGR) is part of the Forest Owners Association (FOA) and co-ordinates industry input and funding of research programmes relevant to the forest growing sector.

We do this in two main ways:

  • We manage the research funded by the Forest Growers Levy Trust (FGLT) – this money comes directly from forest growers in the form of a levy on harvested timber.
  • We also manage other research programmes which are funded by sources other than the levy. This includes major government and industry funded programmes including :

Automation and Robotics PGP Research Partnership

Specialty Wood Products Partnership.

Precision Silviculture Partnership

Tissue Culture Propogation