At the recent January 2019 IST log tender a single black hearted sassafras log sold for $10,100!!
I wonder if that is a record price for a native forest log in Tasmania?
The log had the following measurements:
Length: 5.2 metres
Small end diameter: 71 cm
Large end diameter: 85 cm
Volume: 2.48 cubic metres
Unit Price: $4,075 per cubic metre
Black hearted sassafras is a slow growing rainforest tree native to Tasmania and Victoria.
Most black heart sassafras timber comes from unsustainable, taxpayer funded, public native forest logging in Tasmania, including the Government approved logging of Conservation Reserves.
Most Tasmanians and Australians don’t seem to care about Tasmanian forests!
Anyway it is an extraordinary price for a log.