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Vanessa Thompson

Regenerating Forests - 90 year projects

“As a forester I know that sustainable management of our forests demands long-term planning.

Forest area Picton 39A was harvested for veneer, sawlog and pulpwood in 1988. Logging residue was burnt in March 1989. The area was then aerially sown with eucalypt seeds collected locally.

In 1997 measurements had shown that the young trees had already reached a height of 15 metres and a full complement of forest tree and scrub species was returning to this new regenerated forest.

Just as we now benefit from the foresight of our early foresters with careful planning the next generation of Tasmanians will also benefit from the way we manage our forests today”

Vanessa Thompson – Forester
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