The Government is pushing the forestry industry to develop its own long-term national policy.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a study of the issues facing the sector over the next 20 years.
The Farm Forestry Association says the 200-page report is a good summary of the issues but lacks firm policy conclusions.
President Patrick Milne says the sector is a disorganised shambles and desperately needs Government leadership.
But Forestry Minister David Carter, says there are a whole range of industry organisations ready to step up and create a common long-term policy agenda.