‘Winter Bulletin a celebration of the forests!’

Responsible Wood and PEFC continues to grow from strength to strength with a growing number of construction projects using responsibly sourced timber on projects.

And according to Jason Ross, Responsible Wood’s Marketing and Communication Officer, forest certification is becoming a must for a rising number of informed purchasers of timber and paper based products.

‘We have reported a growing number of requests for Responsible Wood and PEFC certification, and have also noted a growing interest in forest certification as part of our outreach activities.’

‘Through projects such as the Victorian Parliament House and the critically acclaimed Emblem Apartments project in Waterloo, Sydney, certified timber has been featured extensively throughout the building and construction sector,’ Mr Ross said.

For many buyers, supporting responsible forestry that use sustainable forest management practices is a key consideration.

‘In Responsible Wood and PEFC, buyers have a ‘trust mark’ that ensures that forests are preserved for today and future generations.’

‘The forests are the ultimate renewable, and this important message has been reaffirmed with the recent World Environment Day shifting the focus to air pollution and the importance of trees and forest in regulating air quality,’ Mr Ross said.

Onto the Responsible Wood Bulletin where the cover story explores the wonders of the Wedding Bells State Forest.

‘The Wedding Bells State Forest is a marvellous case study, located within the Gumbaynggir nation, it provides an excellent example of how a forest can be used for multiple uses.’

‘Providing a place for people to connect with nature, the forest is a great example where responsible forest managers can balancing people, planet and profit for future generations,’ Mr Ross said.

To read more about Wedding Bells State Forest, Responsible Wood’s participation in the World Environment Day celebrations, the Victorian Parliament House or the Emblem apartment development please click here to read the Responsible Wood Bulletin.