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This document is part of a series of four guidance reports that cover topics related to small-scale farm forestry, private native forestry, and Indigenous managed forest lands. Learn more about the other reports and documents via this link.

One of the biggest challenges facing small-scale private forest growers is how to go about selling their trees when the time comes. This fact sheet provides an overview of what you need to know to get your trees to market. It addresses key questions such as:

  • What approvals do I need to harvest my trees?
  • How is the value of my logs determined?
  • Who will do the work?
  • Where will I sell my trees?

This fact sheet provides a guide to the questions you should be asking and who you should be talking to. Every forest is different, rules for harvesting vary between state and local government authorities, and markets in your region may have different requirements to other regions. It is recommended that when it is time to harvest your trees, you seek expert advice from a forestry professional.


Pat Groenhout, Jill Roscoe & Tuesday Phelan, Greenwood Strategy Solutions Pty Ltd.

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