Local timber takes pride of place in Indigenous Garden at Coramba Public School

Twelve four-metre long timber logs donated by Forestry Corporation of NSW are taking pride of place in Coramba Public School's Indigenous Garden.

 Harvest Team Leader Justin Black said Forestry Corporation of NSW was proud to donate the locally-grown timber, which was carved by local woodworker Rob Schipp and installed in the garden with the help of the Lions Club, parents and students.

"The Indigenous Garden at Coramba Public School is a real asset to the local community, and we were pleased to supply sustainable timber from the nearby Orara East State Forest. This timber has been beautifully crafted into a sculpture garden that highlights the school's strong Aboriginal ties and connection to the traditional land," Mr Black said.

"Timber is one of the most sustainable building products available and the timber industry has a long history in the local community, with the thriving forests we see today the result of planned harvesting and careful regeneration over more than a century. We're proud the local timber industry is continuing to support the community."

Coramba Public School's Indigenous Garden was built with grant assistance from Coffs Harbour City Council's Green Schools project, which supports sustainable environmental projects.

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