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Timber plantations are environmentally friendly, sustainable production systems for farming wood. The Australian Federal and State government forestry agencies have in place a set of national principals for the management of timber plantations. These can be read in full at the internet website: These principals provide the framework for scientifically sound plantation management and encompass a range of important environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues.

Plantation growers are required to comply with a variety of State laws regulating soil and native vegetation conservation, occupational health and safety, fire control and the management and safe use of approved pesticides. (Source:

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