Australia and New Zealand
There are both tropical and subtropical hardwood types. Most of the good forests are in the northeast
in Queensland. Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtaceae) and Acacia spp. (Fabaceae) are important.
Most lumber is imported into Australia?
The situation is much better in New Zealand. There are temperate gymnospermous forests with Agathis
and Podocarpus forests there. There is also temperate hardwood forest (Nothofagus, Fagaceae).
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