24 Mar 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
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
"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
"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
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903