Native timber showcase and design competition launches - The Echo
"A deep rich valley clothed with magnificent trees… in all my travels, I have never seen anything to equal the beauty of the vegetation."
These were the words by botanist William Guilfoyle in 1869 to describe travelling up the Tweed River with Mount Warning, or Wollumbin, in the background.
Today, the Big Scrub has all but been demolished, but there are a number of environmentalists and farmers who have come together to prove that there are ways to re-introduce rainforest trees and revegetate the countryside while also being able to selectively take out trees to help fund the reforestation and increase carbon sequestration.
In an ambitious project, these environmentalists and farmers have come together to create a market for native timbers...