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.  FOA holds the single share in the company for the benefit of all forest growers.

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 two major government and industry funded programmes:

         (i) the Steepland Harvesting PGP Research Partnership

         (ii) the Specialty Wood Products Partnership.

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