Horticulture

Timber harvest is over in forest

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February 17, 2017

VicForests recently completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.

VicForests recently completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.

VicForests stakeholders and planning general manager Lachlan Spencer said the operation was completed without complications and the site would now begin regenerating.

‘‘This operation has successfully produced a range of high quality timber flooring and furniture as well as timber which will be used for firewood,’’ Mr Spencer said.

The trees selected from this area will contribute to the growing demand for timber products in the local area.

‘‘All timber from this operation will be used locally in Victoria,’’ Mr Spencer said.

‘‘With the single-tree selection harvesting method we are not required to burn the area to stimulate re-growth.

‘‘The single-tree selection method that was used for this operation is low-intensity and leaves more trees behind than are taken.’’

VicForests has no plans to commence further harvesting operations in the Strathbogies.

The community will be notified once any future plans have been finalised.

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