Brigalow Nandewar Green Firewood Strategy
The Environment Protection Authority and FCNSW of the Department of Primary Industries have worked with firewood operators to develop a five-year strategy to phase out commercial 'dry firewood' collection in favour of more environmentally sound use of 'green timber' logging residues.
The Brigalow and Nandewar Green Firewood Strategy is consistent with national and State policy encouraging use of residues from logging rather than collecting firewood from old fallen or standing trees, which are crucial for habitat for some threatened species.
Assistance is being offered to approved commercial firewood operators in the region to make the transition to collecting, drying and selling sustainable firewood based on green residue.
More about green timber residue
- Green residue includes material left on the ground, such as off cuts and branches, after authorised harvesting of ironbark sawlogs or fencing.
- Green timber needs two years drying time.
- Financial assistance will help commercial operators meet extra needs for storing and drying green timber residue so that it is ready for consumers.
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Page last updated: 08 March 2013