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Farm Forestry Toolbox

Current Version Available for download - 5.3.8b as at February 2016 (see below for upgraded information)

The Farm Forestry Toolbox is a collection of programs (called tools) to assist forest owners and managers plan, monitor and manage shelterbelts, plantations or native forests. These tools are user-friendly and among other things help users with:

  • surveying and mapping;
  • forest inventory;
  • estimating plantation growth for a wide range of species;
  • managing plantations for different scenarios;
  • financial analysis;
  • diagnosis of forest pests and diseases; and
  • carbon accounting.

The Toolbox has been developed by Private Forests Tasmania for use by forest managers in different geographic areas in Australia. Use of knowledge of local conditions is recommended when using the tools.

It is strongly recommended users seek professional advice before undertaking any significant forestry project.

The Farm Forestry Toolbox can be downloaded using the links at the bottom of this page.

The download version contains a detailed user manual, worked examples and short video clips to show how each tool is used.

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under its Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund program.

PLEASE NOTE:  Existing users of any previous Version 5 FFT variant only need to download and run the UPGRADE file (10MB).  However, for first time users the download totals 495MB.  On slower internet connections this may take considerable time and be costly. Alternatively, CD copies are available for AUS$30 mailed to addresses within Australia and for AUS$35 for mail to non-Australian addresses. Please contact admin@pft.tas.gov.au to order a mail out copy.

To run the Toolbox you must first install it onto your computer.  It requires a Microsoft operating system of Windows 2000 or later, or a Macintosh OS with a Windows emulator.  You will need at least 50MB of hard disk space and at least 16MB of RAM.

Upgraded from Version 5.3.8 to Version 5.3.8b on 20/2/2016

Updates to current version include:

Bug fix in inventory reports for angle count plots.