Welcome to the first edition of Wood Matters for 2010. Please rest assured that you did not miss a January edition (which did not eventuate due to the combined impact of high work levels and leave associated with the Christmas break).

In this edition Peter Clark reflects on the emergence of what looks like a positive year for forestry and outlines some of the challenges we need to overcome to leverage this to best advantage for forest growers.

We report on a very successful Safe-Start programme and provide an update on processing of applications for the Emissions Trading Scheme and have commentary on the Carbon Market.

In addition, we have our regular Log Market commentary.