Post bushfires, it’s business as usual for Tasmanian Timber
In the wake of the devastating Tasmanian bushfires, the processors of Tasmanian Timber assure the marketplace that when it comes to supplying timber, it’s business as usual.
While the fires have had an impact on production in one of Tasmanian Timber’s major green mills, the damage was relatively minor, and the states’ dry processing facilities have not been affected. One other the mill, not involved in the program, was effected.
Tasmanian Oak, Blackwood, Myrtle and Celery Top Pine continue to be available in normal volumes across Australia.
Shawn Britton, Director of Britton Timbers, says that typically Tasmanian mills would hold 18 months of stock in their dying yards at any given time.
“None of the Tasmanian processors are expecting to have their production volume adversely affected into the foreseeable future, it’s business as usual,” he said.
Britton Timbers has been operating for 111 years, and Mr Britton says that longevity in this sector requires businesses to have strategies in place to cope with impacts on the natural resource.
“We are always prepared to cope with fluctuations in both the supply of the resource and the demand from the marketplace of quality Tasmanian timbers.
“One of the industries greatest strengths is its capacity to hold large amounts of stock.”
Tasmania’s firefighters continue to do an incredible job managing the situation out in the forests. The industry is so grateful for their ongoing efforts and thankful that no lives have been lost.