The public native forest market is shifting quickly.
Wesfarmers, the parent company of Bunnings Hardware and Officeworks, yesterday announced they will only stock FSC certified products by 2020.
This means both Vicforests and Sustainable Timbers Tasmania will cease to exist.
Neither of these State Government forest agencies are likely to achieve FSC certification before then. Bunnings is a major customer for both these agencies products.
In less than a week since its launch the new National Forest Industries Plan has been dealt a mortal blow!
Six weeks ago Bunnings gave warning that it was living up to its policies and making a stand against poor forest management practices in Australia:
All around Australia public native forest management is in crisis.
Stand by for some serious fireworks!