The North East Region of NSW produces around three quarters of the State's hardwood timber and ten percent of its softwood timber.
Within the region, eighty five percent of hardwood timber is sourced from native regrowth forests with the balance from hardwood plantations.
Softwood timber is all sourced from pine plantations.
Hardwood from the region's native forests is sourced from both publicly owned State forests and private land. On public land ten percent of the native forest estate is made available for sustainable timber production with the balance (90%) set aside in conservation reserve (refer map).
Similarly, on private land around ten percent of the region's native forests are approved for timber production under Private Native Forestry Plans issued by Local Land Services.
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