Australia's peak forestry body has called on the major parties to step up with policies to help grow the $24 billion sector.
The calls come after the group released polling conducted by uComms which showed Labor trailing the Liberal Party 54-46 on a two-party preferred basis in Bass.
Australian Forest Products Association chief executive Ross Hampton visited Launceston on Wednesday to announce their ten-point plan to deliver growth for the sector across the country - but particularly in Tasmania - and ask for major party support.
"The most important thing we are asking for in this political campaign is more trees, and that means more certainty in the native forest estate and growth in the plantation estate," Mr Hampton said.
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"The government and the Opposition have both said they want to see our sector grow - and that's terrific, and we give them a big tick for that - but as yet the policies aren't in place to actually enable that to happen."
"We think that if this is done right over the next two or three terms of government, we could add $5 billion to the economy, and 20,000 more jobs."
AFPA are asking for a minister with direct responsibility for the sector, the federal Department of Agriculture's name to be reverted to included forestry and the removal of Carbon Farming Initiative and Emissions Reduction Fund barriers for plantation and farm forestry projects.
Full funding is also sought for the rollout of 13 Regional Forest Industry Hubs - including one already announced in the state's North-West.
Support is also being sough for 20-year regional forestry agreements on a rolling five-year basis, a commitment to no more forest "lock-ups" or net losses in timber supply, and a national program of mechanical fuel reduction to reduce the risk of bushfires.
Ms Archer would take a "close look" at the plan but said her party were the strongest supporters of forestry in Tasmania.
Mr Hart said a Labor government would do their "very best" to create new jobs and ensure the industry could both grow and remain sustainable.
"That's why we have committed to remove the water rule from the existing Carbon Farming Initiative," he added.
The polling, released Wednesday and conducted on the night of April 15, showed incumbent Labor MHR Ross Hart with 32.6 per cent of the first preference vote and Liberal candidate Bridget Archer with 42.8 per cent.
Greens candidate Tom Hall had 10 per cent, according to the poll, with 6.3 per cent of the 847 residents surveyed undecided.
Of those polled, 38.8 per cent said the industry "very important" to the Tasmanian economy. 41.3 per cent though it was "important" and 17 per cent considered it "not at all" important.
An ABC investigation last week revealed uComms had links to the CFMMEU and ACTU.
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