Sustainable local timber en route to Sydney for Royal Easter Show

Forestry Corporation of NSW is proud to be supporting the woodchopping events at this year’s Royal Easter Show, partnering with the NSW Axemen’s Association to supply locally sourced sustainable timber.

The sport of woodchopping has a long and rich history – within NSW and around the country – and woodchopping events at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show have traditionally drawn thousands of spectators.

“There are 42 woodchopping events listed on the Show’s program this year and crowds of more than 850,000 people are expected to come along to see the chips fly,” said Forestry Corporation’s Production and Sales Manager based in Bateman’s Bay, Lee Blessington.

Five truckloads of sustainably sourced timber from Bago State Forest in south east NSW are making their way to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, which runs from 23 March to 3 April this year.

Around 4,500 chopping blocks and 130 tree poles would be used in woodchopping competitions over the two-week event. Around half of this timber is Alpine Ash, sustainably sourced from the Tumbarumba area.

“Each block we’ve supplied meets the organiser’s rigorous standards and has been harvested in State forests around Tumbarumba by local contractors.

“Revenue from the Show allows the Royal Agricultural Society to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.

“Forestry Corporation is proud to be part of an event that supports our regional communities and to support the sport of woodchopping by supplying certified sustainable NSW timber.”

For more information about Forestry Corporation of NSW, visit http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au Media Release Editors Note: This is a good news story. It is not an opportunity to raise other forestry issues.

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