Talking points for media on figures just released in the Forestry Corp Sustainability Report for 2021/22 show an increase of 170% in total native forest logging in 2021/22 and an increase of 270% for woodchips (pulplogs).
1. This 270% increase in pulplogs has nothing to do with solving the shortage of housing and building materials, it is all export woodchips. Within 3 years it will be CO2.
2. Some of this increase just reflects a return towards “business as usual” after the bushfires.
3. It shows that the south coast logging industry is more driven by woodchipping than ever.
13 December 2022