Forestry Woodchain - Why conference was important

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Forest managers need guidance to enable them to make informed decisions on production. 

Wood products industries need to know they will have a regular supply of consistent quality timber to inform future decisions on processing, manufacturing, specification, design and use. 

Scientists need guidance on future directions of relevant research. 

Policymakers need guidance to inform and recommend local, national and global policies on multipurpose forestry, based on knowledge of outturn by volume and quality, impacts on industry and likely future effects of environmental change.

Environmentalists and conservationists need to assess the ecosystem impacts of multi-purpose forest management. 

Public organisations need assurance that multipurpose forests are sustainably managed.