Australia has a well-established forest management framework, guided by a National Forest Policy Statement and including policy and legislative instruments and codes of forest practice. This framework supports the sustainable management of our forests.
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Australian forestry strikes a balance – protecting our forests through sustainable management for future generations, while also providing many other benefits including the wood products we use every day. The forestry cycle and sustainable management includes:
Once harvesting is complete, forests are replanted and regenerated. For instance, the Australian forestry industry replants around 70 million plantation trees each year. The industry also sustainably manages our native forests, with only 0.06 per cent of publicly managed forest harvested annually out of the total area of native forest, which is then regenerated.
Australian Forestry. Planning for tomorrow, today.