Managing Tasmania's private forests to the world's highest standards
Tasmania is Australia's island state, situated south of the mainland at a latitude of about 42 degrees South. Tasmania's temperate climate is ideal for growing trees. Forests are a dominant feature of the landscape.
About half of the land surface is forested. Tasmania's forest and wood products industry directly employs approximately 6,300 people and contributes between $1.4-1.6 billion annually to the State's economy.
Tasmania leads Australia with the establishment of a comprehensive reserve system totalling 44 per cent of the land surface area.
Tasmania's land coverage is divided into public and private forests, native shrub and grass, agricultural land, urban development and inland waters Read more...
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