We know that the bulk of the logs from Barjarg Flat in the Strathbogie Forest went to China, either as whole logs or chips. Vicforests’ assurance that the timber would go to “mills throughout the state” was clearly misleading – somehow the Vicforests press release forgot to mention exports to China! Or perhaps “mills throughout the state” is Vicforests code for Strathbogie trees being pulped for paper.
It’s also known that 90% of the Mountain Ash forests of the Central Hiighlands is woodchipped, turned into sawdust, or pulped for paper – not that the industry advertises it.
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The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certification mentioned in the brochure, has changed it’s name to, wait for it, ‘Responsible Wood‘! Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more perverse, an industry that is proud of forest management resulting in ecocide:
.. starts calling itself Responsible Wood! The hypocrisy, the arrogance, the greed, the blindness. ‘Save me, save me, save me from tomorrow. I don’t want to sail with this ship of fools!’ And without doubt, we will pay tomorrow.