HQPlantations Southern Pine resource supports a large softwood industry that uses the softwood we grow.

Species include Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis), Slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii) and an advanced hybrid of both. This hybrid combines the best attributes of both trees, including slash pine’s straightness, wood density and tolerance of wetter sites and Caribbean pine’s excellent growth, minimal branching and evenly textured wood. It is planted in coastal south-east Queensland exotic pine plantations and in central Queensland on poorly drained soils.