VicForests, a State-owned business, manages forestry operations in designated Victorian native timber areas. Our operations are certified under the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme, which is endorsed by PEFC, the world's largest forest certification scheme.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do
The vast majority of Victorian native forests will be left in their natural state; we only harvest about 0.04% of the state’s native forests.
From pre-planned harvesting, commercial timber sales and the ongoing planting and regrowth of our precious natural resource. VicForests ensures that any forest area we harvest is regenerated for the benefit of generations to come.
The care and sustainability of Victorian native forests is always their primary concern, no matter what their role. Many of them have specialist degrees and have spent their life working in the forest.
VicForests employs a variety of professionals in a range of fields from environmental and forest scientists to ecologists, policy and compliance officers, research and modelling analysts.
Our people have always thought of themselves as forest people
The native timber industry contributes hundreds of millions of dollars and supports thousands of jobs to regional Victoria each year.
The timber we produce has a hardness, strength, durability and beauty that is unique to slow grown native hardwood. It’s used to produce high quality furniture, flooring and other building materials as well as quality writing and office paper.
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Taking care of Victorian native
forests is our life