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Premium 'Tiger' Myrtle Veneer leaf - IST Smithton has limited stock of tiger myrtle veneer leaf for sale in bundle lots, many in flitch sequence.  The bundles range from short - long and narrow - wide.  Premium bundles are for sale from $50 / m2 and lower quality bundles at $40 / m2.  Images of bundles are available from Stuart Swanson, email or tel. 0428 467 408.  See images of 'tiger' myrtle in the New Stock section.

Second Tender at IST Geeveston in 2012 - a range of special timbers logs (black-heart sassafras, figured eucalypt, blackwood, celery-top pine, myrtle) and wide burled myrtle slabs will be offered from Tuesday 13 March - Monday 26 March.   Descriptions of the pieces will be posted on this website and anyone on the tenders data base will receive details by Friday 9 March.

February Tender at IST Smithton - the tender of twelve special timbers logs, burl and stumps closed on Friday 24 February; offers were accepted for eleven pieces.   Prices accepted for these pieces are reported in the 'Tender Prices' section above. 

Our ability to conduct tenders of specialty timbers material during 2012 will depend on the availability and quality of raw material from which to select pieces for tender.

If you wish to receive notice of future tenders and newsletters please email a request to



Island Specialty Timbers, (IST) an enterprise of Forestry Tasmania was established at Geeveston in 1992 to increase the recovery, availability and value of specialty timbers from harvesting activities in State forests.   Now three operation centres for IST - Geeveston, Strahan and Smithton, receive or select logs, burls and stumps to sell to wood users.  IST Geeveston also mill logs, burls and stumps into slabs or timber  which are sold seasoned or green for furniture or craft designer / makers, builders, wood-turners, boat builders / repairers and luthiers.  IST Strahan salvage and sell Huon pine craft logs, craftwood, limbwood and stumps.  IST Smithton sell a range of raw material: logs, burls, stumps plus Huon pine craft logs, craft pieces and limb wood.       No sawn timber is sold from IST Smithton or IST Strahan, please contact sawmills at Smithton, Camdale, Strahan, or Lynchford (south of Queenstown).

The special timbers processed by IST are harvested from forests whose managment by Forestry Tasmania has been certified under national and international standards, the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and the International Standards for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).

The three IST sites are licensed Chain of Custody members, FTT 08005, to guarantee customers that all their raw material and products are Tasmanian fine timbers sourced from AFS certified forests.  The Chain of Custody system is managed by Fine Timber Tasmania Inc., maintained by a coordinator and is annually assessed by independent auditors.

Huon Pine material is sourced from sites previously harvested for sawlogs, from stockpiles salvaged many years ago, prior to dam construction and from logs recovered after river floods. 

Eighty five (85) per cent of all Huon Pine forests are permanently reserved within National Parks & Reserves.








updated on 29 February 2012.