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Shawn Britton on his family’s legacy and what he wants people to know about Tasmanian Timber

For over 110 years the name Britton has been synonymous with timber and the North West Tasmanian community. The Britton brothers who arrived in the cold, wet blackwood swaps of Northern Tasmanian in 1907 could not have imagined that a century later their family would be leaders and innovators in the Australian forest industry. They couldn’t have comprehended that the business would be so vertically integrated to eliminate waste that the offcuts from the Britton Timber mill would be used as boiler fuel for the local McCains potato factory, the local pool and vast flower farms of the north west would use their sawdust to heat their greenhouses.

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Plantations, Farms and Forestry – Justin Baily, Forest Steward and consultant on Tasmania’s Private Forest Estate

Tasmania’s private forests and plantations play a crucial role in the state’s timber industry. Tasmania’s private forest estate is a significant contributor to the state’s forestry landscape, covering about 32% of the forest area.1 The estate comprises of industrial and non-industrial growers, that is industrial companies who own native forests and/or plantations and process their timber, and non-industrial owners such as farmers, individuals, family, and investment companies that usually sell their wood for processing by others.2

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‘Forestry is not rocket science. It’s ten times more complicated.’

Forestry in Tasmania is a complex and nuanced mix of science, sustainably and stewardship. Deeply connected with each of these principles is David White, Tasmania’s Forest Operations Manager for the southern region. Originally from Canada, David studied forestry at the University of British Columbia, going on to work as a forester on Vancouver Island before arriving to work in Tasmania’s forests 16 years ago. At Sustainable Timber Tasmania, David manages a team of highly skilled forestry experts who coordinate the short and long-term planning practices of Tasmania’s forests to ensure the forests are managed responsibly for generations to come, becoming healthier with each regeneration.

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The Tasmanian Timber Expert Helpline is a free service operated by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood at the University of Tasmania; providing advice on choosing the right timber, obtaining quotes from suppliers, and troubleshooting problems.

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