09 Apr 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
Twenty-four truckloads of timber from Tumbarumba, Narooma
and Dorrigo have made their way to Sydney's Royal Easter Show, with Forestry
Corporation of NSW making a record delivery of wood chop timber.
Forestry Corporation of NSW's Southern Region Sales and Distribution Manager Charlie
Fisher said 4,000 chopping blocks would be used in wood chop competitions over
the two-week event.
"The wood chop events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
attract thousands of visitors and Forestry Corporation has been supplying
sustainable local timber for the competition for many years," Mr Fisher said.
"Traditionally, we've supplied timber for Royal Easter Show
events from south coast forests, but this year 18 truckloads of timber are
coming up from Tumbarumba and 100 Flooded Gum poles are on their way down from
the north coast.
"All the championship blocks this year are Silvertop Ash
from Dampier State Forest near Narooma and the blocks for the non-championship
events are Alpine Ash harvested from Bago State Forest near Tumbarumba and Flooded
Gum from Wild Cattle Creek State Forest near Dorrigo.
"At 4,000 blocks, this is the record for the amount of
timber we've supplied to the Royal Easter Show's wood chop events, and every
block from the south coast has been individually wrapped in plastic to ensure
it doesn't dry out ahead of the competitions.
"From the north coast, we've delivered Flooded Gum poles for
events that require competitors to climb and cut.
"The woodchop competition at the Sydney Royal
Easter Show always draws a crowd and Forestry Corporation of NSW is proud to
support the event by supplying certified sustainable NSW timber."
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903