We harvest, commercially sell and sustainably regrow timber from Victoria’s State forests under a mandate from the Victorian Government.
Coupes are harvested by experienced contractors under the direction and management of experienced professional foresters. Specialist skills are required to ensure an operation works smoothly. These skills include machinery operation, biodiversity protection, quality assurance and safety management.
Coupes are harvested according to a coupe plan designed specifically for that area of forest.
This plan specifies the requirements to be followed during an operation and includes the final results from pre-harvest surveys and how the operation is to be conducted. These plans are accompanied by detailed maps produced using GIS software.
Important areas for conservation, habitat retention, access and other important factors are described, mapped and monitored before during and after a harvest operation.
Timber value assessment
Not all parts of the tree are the same. There are many different qualities of timber that can come from an individual tree.
Sections of an individual tree are graded to separate out the various qualities of timber, this includes:
high quality timber, which is used to produce high quality furniture, flooring, staircases and speciality products such as musical instruments
structural grade timber, which is used for house, window and door structures, fencing, pallets and horticultural stakes
residue timber, which is used to produce packaging, paper, firewood and bedding for animal husbandry.
Once the logs have been graded and sorted into sizes, quantities and species, they are loaded onto trucks to be delivered to our customers.
KNOW MORE ABOUT VICFORESTS
Taking care of Victorian native
forests is our life