With more than 50 hectares in the ground and another 35 hectares in the preparation stages, the Re-forest.net project is well on its way to establishing 180 hectares of commercial plantation in south east Queensland by June 2013.
WORK ON a new timber mill in New South Wales has recommenced after a temporary halt. The December halt was caused by an administrative issue. However, Tasco’s managing director Bart Crawley said the Bombala Mill was on track for completion in December 2012.
Minimising smoke nuisance in populated areas will again be the number one priority for this year’s regeneration burning program. Forestry Tasmania’s key concern is to ensure it does not cause any breach of the national air quality standard.