Sustainable High Quality Eucalypt Sawlog Supply from Tasmanian Permanent Timber Production Zone land

Forestry Tasmania models and monitors sustainable yield so that harvesting of wood products is consistent with the long-term productive capacity of Tasmania’s Permanent Timber Production Zone land.

A five-yearly review of sustainable high quality eucalypt sawlog supply from public land in Tasmania is required under Clause 98 of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA). The 2014 review was held over from its due date of 2012 in order to be consistent with the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act (Tas) 2013 (repealed in 2014) and the Forest Management Act (Tas) 2013.

The review focused on all native eucalypt forest and eucalypt plantations in wood production areas within Permanent Timber Production Zone land, which represents about 6 percent of Tasmania’s land area.

The review describes the forest management strategy and direction adopted by Forestry Tasmania for a sustainable supply of high quality eucalypt sawlogs from Tasmanian Permanent Timber Production Zone land. The associated yields for other products, which include lower quality sawlogs, peeler logs, pulp logs and biofuel from eucalypt native forests and from eucalypt plantations are also described.

2014 Sustainable Yield Review No4 (860kb PDF)

The yield of special timbers is largely outside the scope of the review because those timbers, in relatively small quantities, are mainly sourced from non eucalypt forests or as arisings from eucalypt forests.

 

A second report is provided, which describes the yield estimate methodology used to inform the signatories to the Tasmanian Forest Agreement (TFA) in 2014. This TFA yield methodology report is consistent with legislation, and forms the basis for the sustainable yield review described above.

TFA Yield Report (467kb PDF)