09 Apr 2020
Several access roads in the Seymours Section of Mannus State Forest will be closed from 14 April until 1 July 2020, due to work to salvage timber after recent fires.
Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Harvest Coordinator Lisa Davies advised community members to stay away from closed areas.
“We will have a large number of heavy log trucks hauling timber from the Seymours pine plantation in Mannus State Forest, so we are closing several forest roads for the community’s safety while we complete this work,” Mrs Davies said.
“We are asking people to stay well away from the closed areas for their own safety and to help us to conduct safe log haulage operations and provide a safe workplace for drivers. Please pay attention to the closures, follow all speed limits and adhere to any warning signs in the forest.”
During the work the following roads will be closed:
- Mount Garland Trail between the intersection of Murrays Crossing Road and Walteela Road
- All Plantation roads or parts of road within the Seymours Section of Mannus State Forest, including Walteela Road, Cpt 110 Road and Seymours Trail.
“Pine is different to native species in that it has not adapted to withstand fire, so the burnt trees will die. However, depending how old the trees are and the thickness of the trunk, often the damage is done to the bark and the timber underneath is still good and can be harvested for several months,” Ms Davies said.
“Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest producer of plantation-grown radiata pine in Australia, producing enough renewable timber to construct about a quarter of the houses built nation-wide each year – so we recognise the importance of our plantations to local community and industry and will be doing everything we can to salvage the timber and keep the local industry moving.”
For more information, contact Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Tumut office on 02 6947 3911.
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