Partnership supplies sustainable local timber to woodchop events at local shows

Woodchop events at Wauchope, Gloucester and Wingham will be supplied with sustainable locally-grown timber thanks to a partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW and the Federation of NSW Axemens Association Inc.  

Regional Manager Kathy Jones said the partnership would provide event coordinators and spectators with surety that the timber used is certified sustainable.

"Over the coming weeks we will deliver 50 tonnes of flooded gum logs from Landsdowne State Forest to Viv Watts of Yippen Creek, who will prepare them for woodchop events at the upcoming Wauchope, Gloucester and Wingham shows – the first events supplied under the partnership," Ms Jones said.

"We've already delivered the first truck load of wood chop logs, which is bound for the Wingham Show this weekend.

"While we have supplied timber to woodchop events on an ad-hoc basis over the years, under the new partnership Forestry Corporation will supply sustainable timber logs to all major woodchop competition events organised by the NSW Axeman's Association and their member clubs State-wide.

"The woodchop competition always draws a crowd to local shows and Forestry Corporation of NSW is proud to support these community events by supplying them with certified sustainable locally-grown timber."

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