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Softwood sawn timber use 2011 – Australia1 Detached houses 37% Furniture 9% Alterations & additions 33% Other applications 7% Pergolas, carports and decks Non Residential 9% Other dwellings 6% T3 Green is machine graded pine structural softwood framing for use in outdoor weather In 2011–12, Forests NSW: exposed, above ground applications like pergolas, carports, decks, verandahs, outdoor ■■ Major softwood structural timber customers: furniture, playground equipment or any other external, above ground application Highland Pine Products, Carter Holt Harvey, requiring structural softwood framing. Hyne Timber T3 Green treatment was developed by Hyne Timber – a major customer of Forests NSW ■■ Forests NSW customers produced around and Australia’s largest privately owned timber company. one quarter of the softwood sawn timber T3 Green is manufactured at Hyne Timber’s Tumbarumba mill. This mill been upgraded consumed in Australia1 using the latest North American technology to process 900 000 m3 per annum of radiata pine sawlogs, making it Australia’s largest softwood operation. T3 Green structural timber: ■■ Uses machine graded pine (MGP10 and MGP12) to ensure strength and reliability ■■ Is treated to protect against against decay and termites (guaranteed for 25 years) giving it consistent reliability and outdoor durability ■■ The treatment is non toxic (contains no chrome or arsenic) and the timber is safe to handle – is easily recognisable by its light green colour ■■ The treatment enhances stability, providing a straighter and more user friendly outdoor structural timber ■■ Is available in commonly required sizes for outdoor end use applications ■■ Stores carbon 1 BIS Shrapnel 2012, Sawn Timber In Australia 2012–2026. Photos courtesy of Hyne Timber. Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 43


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