Review of the Sustainable Sawlog Supply from the Blackwood Management Zone
The Review of the Sustainable Sawlog Supply from the Blackwood Management Zone (2013) provides the latest view of the sustainable level of harvesting from Forestry Tasmania’s blackwood management zone in north-west Tasmania.
This zone includes blackwood swamps and fenced-intensive blackwood stands, which are established by fencing eucalypt regeneration coupes in order to promote blackwood regeneration.
The designated blackwood management zone includes 8,500 hectares, of which 6,900 hectares is available for harvesting.
The blackwood forests are managed on a sustainable basis on a rotation length of about 70 years.
This review modelled the sustainable sawlog supply from the blackwood management zone
as 3,000 cubic metres per year.