Australia's forests and forestry glossary

Australia's forests and forestry glossary is available here as a searchable web version and accessible PDF [3.1MB]. Hardcopies (A5, ring bound) are also available. Please Email ABARES to request hardcopies.

Australia’s forests and forestry glossary is a stand-alone publication, developed from the glossary published in Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive and authoritative reference for the interpretation and use of forest and forestry terms at the national level in Australia, by bringing together a common set of terms with consistent definitions. The glossary is suitable for use by the public, educators, students, government employees, and those working in forests, forest management and forestry. Operational forestry terms are generally not included. 

The definitions of some terms evolve with changes in usage, practice and technology, while other terms and their definitions remain relatively unchanged over time. The HTML version of the glossary will be periodically updated as new terms are judged worthy of inclusion or definitions are updated.

This publication (and any material sourced from it) should be attributed as ABARES (2020) Australia’s forests and forestry glossary, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, Canberra. CC BY 4.0.

Last reviewed: 27 October 2020