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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Forest productivity 160 000 6000 Revenue from timber 140 000 royalties ($’000) 5000 120 000 Total volume harvested Revenue ($‘000) (‘000 m3) Estate area (‘000 ha) 4000 100 000 Forest estate (‘000 ha) / Harvested area (ha) 80 000 3000 / Volume (m Area actually harvested 60 000 (ha) 2000 3 ‘000) 40 000 1000 20 000 0 11–12 10–11 09–10 08–09 07–08 06–07 05–06 04–05 03–04 02–03 01–02 00–01 Area of State forest harvested (37 853 ha) as a percentage Native forest area harvested (22 921 ha) by type of of total estate harvest operation1 Area subject to harvesting Non-commercial thinning 2,3 (0.4%) operations (1.7%) Single tree selection (54%) 1213ha Commercial thinning (13%) 1.7% – 37 853 ha Cypress release2 (28%) 3006 ha Alternate coupe (5%) 12 291 ha 6311 ha 100 ha 1 Descriptions of the native forest harvest methods can be found in the Forests NSW Native Forest Silviculture Manual, and involve retaining a percentage of trees in the harvested area. Plantation area harvested (14932ha) by type of 2 Western Region estimates. harvest operation 3 Non-commercial is defined as areas thinned according to silvicultural practices for the purpose of improving future productivity of a stand, but which do not yield a commercial product. Hardwood clearfall (4%) 610ha Softwood thinning (45%) Softwood clearfall (49%) 298 ha Hardwood thinning (2%) 6726 ha 7298 ha 38 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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