Logs are being transported more than 900 kilometres by rail from northern New South Wales to prop up supply to sawmills on the south-west slopes as part of bushfire recovery.
Nearly half the pine plantations supplying timber to mills in Tumut and Tumbarumba were burnt in the 2020 bushfires.
Over the next three years, about 270,000 tonnes of logs from government-owned plantations at Walcha on the northern tablelands will be diverted from the export market to supply the mills.
Source: ABC News
Image credit: Forestry Corp NSW
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