• Output $522m est. Steady yoy.
  • Total log production up by 2% to 6.5m3.
  • Bushfires in 2019-20 caused extensive damage to NSW State Forests and plantations.

Regrowing the forestry industry following bushfires

The NSW Government has embarked on the largest replanting program in the state’s history, beginning with an injection of $46 million into Forestry Corporation in May 2020.

Nurseries at Grafton and Blowering near Tumut will be expanded with the funding so that more than 10 million new shoots will be planted over a 12-month period across NSW after the forestry industry was devastated by an unprecedented bushfire season in 2019-20.

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Koala tracking research

A koala tracking project that began in 2018 is still underway in north-east forests of NSW on the mid north-coast.

The project is using GPS collars on koalas to track their movements throughout the forest which will enable DPI researchers to look at the effectiveness of koala protections in State forests and relative use of young regenerating eucalypts after harvesting compared to mature forest that is excluded from harvesting.

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