It’s ‘too late’ to establish new hardwood plantations

Local politicians and the timber workers union have slammed the Victorian governments announcement of an expressions of interest process to develop plantation sites in Gippsland. They say it is too late to establish plantations in time to transition the native timber industry by 2030, as hardwood needs at least 30 years to mature. File photo

It’s ‘too late’ to establish new hardwood plantations

The Victorian government is putting Gippsland timber industry jobs at risk with its “snail’s pace attempts” at establishing new timber plantations, according to the opponents of the state’s recently re-announced plantation plan.

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