What are “old growth forests”?
The term “old growth forests” refers to forests that have reached a substantial age and have not suffered significant disturbance. They allow for increased bio-diversity in the ecosystem of the forested areas. It was found that extensive logging detrimentally impacted old growth forests, and as a result timber harvesting for WA sawmills is only allowed in legislated state forests and timber reserves.
Why are old growth forests important?
Old growth forests help to maintain biodiversity, which includes maintaining diversity of fauna, flora and insects in an environment. Specifically, old growth forests are used by native animals for foraging, nesting or roosting in hollows in the trees and dead wood on the ground. Since 2001, harvesting of WA timber has not been allowed in old growth forests.
What happens to all the waste that is produced when timber is milled?
In the process of milling to produce jarrah timber boards and timber survey pegs, roadside guide posts and other timber products, there is “waste”, but 100 percent of this is utilised, so in essence there is no waste. WA Timber Products uses its timber by-products to create saw dust, bark is sold to landscapers and any further scraps can be put through the chipper and used by paper mills.
What are the advantages of buying from a timber wholesaler?
When you buy from WA timber wholesalers there is no “middle man”, resulting in lower prices for the timber products you need.
Can I pick up my order directly from your sawmill?
Yes, you can. Our WA sawmill is located in Dwellingup at 1 Acacia Road. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your order and you can pick up directly from our timber mill.
Do you sell to the public?
WA Timber Products sells to industry and government as well the public. And by buying directly from a timber wholesaler you will make substantial savings.
What timbers do you mill?
We mill jarrah timber, all sourced and harvested sustainably.