The federal Labor Party is more supportive of forestry than the Coalition, according to the Australian Forest Products Association.
The AFPA have released their election scorecard, which gave Labor four stars above the Coalition's three.
The difference is due to a Labor promise to change a rule which prohibits farmers and landowners gaining carbon credits for planting production trees.
The AFPA praised both parties' commitment to native forest logging through rolling Regional Forestry Agreements, and through their indication that there will be no further reduction in the forests nationally that are available for logging.
They have also both committed to supporting 400,000 additional hectares of production forest trees to be planted over the next decade.
The difference comes down purely to their positions on carbon credits, AFPA chair Greg McCormack said.
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"We have been working with farmers for several years to ensure they are a major beneficiary of an increase in production trees," he said.
"They potentially can gain carbon credits for trees as they grow, increase the value of their primary production and then sell the timber when the trees mature and start the cycle again.
"The ALP announced early on in the campaign that this 'nonsense' rule would be quickly removed with no caveats attached to the promise."
He said that a counter promise from the Coalition to invest $500 million in low interest loans to help the planting of production trees was welcomed - but it would not have the same positive impact as carbon credits.
"Our analysis suggests that this will not be as successful a policy measure as allowing forestry into carbon markets," he said.
Mr McCormack said the organisation had provided clear guidance to both parties as to the future of the Australian forestry industry.
"Our plan would generate another $5 billion in economic activity and see the creation of some 20,000 more jobs, especially in our rural and regional communities," he said.