Native forestry benefits
Native forests produce high quality, desirable, beautiful and durable hardwood timber that is used to make high-end products such as prestige dining tables, luxury flooring and statement appearance grade pieces such as staircases.
How native forests are managed
Native forestry is organic forestry. It regenerates the naturally grown forest using a process that is as close to nature as possible, and doesn’t include the use of pesticides or fertiliser products which may be harmful to the surrounding environment.
Organic forestry has a very slow rotation rate of around 60-120 years, allowing the regrown trees to reach a level of maturity and service the forest once again with habitat and vegetation for its special biodiversity values existing there. VicForests works with ecology in mind in all its operations. Find out more about how we protect biodiversity values, especially species such as the Leabeater’s Possum.
Organic forestry is a truly renewable, sustainable way of maximising the benefits of our multi-use State forests in accordance with a comprehensive legislative framework that ensures we protect special environmental and cultural values.
Products from our Native forests
Victorian native forests produce some the highest quality timber in the world. The sawlog timber produced from our forests, as we have said above, is used for high-end furniture such as prestige dining tables, luxury flooring and statement stair cases.
The hardwood timber that doesn't meet the requirement for appearance grade products will be used in the manufacturing of structural building materials such as window and door frames, roofing structures and trusses.
Timber that is usually found near the top of a tree that is not strong enough for structure or furniture purposes and has too many physical defects, is classified as pulplog and used to make fine office copy paper and paper products.
In most cases, whether its flooring, furniture, roof or copy paper, Victorian native timber products will be found in most of our homes.