Gottstein Wood Science Course

Forest products are much more efficient users of energy than other materials and there is now a decreasing availability of products from some regions and changes in quality from others. A greater understanding of the user’s final requirements is needed to adjust to this situation. The demand could be for high quality appearance grade products or for uniform quality and lower costs obtained through more efficient conversion, processing and usage of other products.

A sound knowledge is needed to cope with the changing quality of raw materials and to satisfy stringent market demands. To achieve this, senior management needs to be aware of the broader, basic aspects of wood science and technology, and the new techniques being introduced.

This Gottstein Trust Wood Science Course of 5 days duration has been planned to provide this information. The course will assist the decision makers in the industry to gain greater efficiency in their operations.


To provide an understanding of wood and the origin of the properties which affect its processing and end-use. To give an insight into the potential for development of new products and to provide an appreciation of environment issues and international strategic trends in the forest products industries.

Date and Venue

The next Wood Science Course will take place from the 5th to the 9th of February 2018 at the Fenner School of Environment and Society – ANU at the Australian Capital Territory.

Course Program

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Who Should Attend

Senior and potential managers as well as consultants within the forest industry. The course will be of particular relevance to those who may have recently joined the industry.

Why You Should Attend

A fuller understanding at a professional level of wood science and its application to forest products technology is essential if our industry is to achieve its full potential. This course will provide you with the understanding to improve your personal and business performances and to view your operations within the national and international contexts. So, as to facilitate exchange and discussion, the course is limited to about 35 participants.


The standard fee for the 2018 course is A$2,530.  For Patrons and Subscribers of the Trust, the course fee is reduced by 20% and 10% respectively.

Register for the course here