VicForests Celebrates Victorian Forests on World Forest Day
21 March 2019
Victorian forests are vital for the economic, social and environmental future of our state. They support thousands of jobs across Victoria in the native timber, processing and manufacturing industries, provide beautiful locally grown and sourced materials for buildings and furniture and are a vital ecosystem protecting and fostering local biodiversity.
This World Forests Day, VicForests acknowledges and celebrates the important role of forests in our society.
VicForests continues to provide important education and community support activities across Victoria, highlighting Victorian forests' contribution and their place as the ultimate renewable resource.
There is 7.1 million hectares of public forests across Victoria with 94 per cent protected in parks, reserves or unsuitable for native timber harvesting.
VicForests is a state-owned business that takes a science-based approach to harvesting timber, undertaking this task on a sustainable cycle, allowing regrowth of 50 to 100 years, and operating under rigorous Government regulation and independent scrutiny.