SUSTAINING ‘THE SLEEPER’

Fallen blackwood trees, now slowly decomposing in the wet forest

Tasmanian blackwood – a prized ‘fancy’ hardwood Writing anything positive about sustainable forestry in Tasmania is fraught with danger. Not because we fear attack from the island’s army of notoriously uncompromising environmental activists. But because of the precariousness of virtually everything about the wood business in Tassie, so volatile is the political sentiment there. So