Current Tender at IST Smithton - Friday 31 July until Monday 10 August 2015. Twenty lots of Huon pine craft logs plus blackwood, celery-top pine, leatherwood & dorrel logs and a tiger myrtle stump.  A variety of sizes and material types to suit many buyers.  See full details at 'Logs for Tender'.  If you wish to inspect the logs at the IST Smithton yard y0u need to contact Craig Jaffray during business hours on 0427 546 707 to make an appointment.    Print a tender form at 'Tender Form' above and mail, deliver or email it to arrive by 11 pm on Monday 10 August 2015.  See 'Tender Prices' for a guide to prices accepted in the past and recent tenders at Smithton and Geeveston. 

Last Tender at IST Geeveston - closed on 20 July 2015.   Twenty seven of twenty eight lots sold for good to strong prices, depending on quality and value.  Bids for the parcel of blackwood sawlogs were not accepted.  Notable strong prices were accepted for the better red-heart leatherwood log, for the myrtle log with burls, the better quality celery-top pine logs and for the timber packs.  See prices for each lot in the Geeveston section of 'Tender Prices'.  

Fresh Blackwood sawlogs at IST Geeveston - average size and quality sawlogs and some out-spec logs are available for purchase now, contact Chris Emmett on 03 6295 7161, mobile 0419 998 452 or chris.emmett@forestrytas.com.au.   Chris can also mill these logs into boards or slabs and arrange delivery.

Myrtle Sawlogs for sale at IST Geeveston - old stock of large logs in good condition, plain and burled with  good myrtle colour are for sale by negotiation, contact Chris Emmett, see options above. 

Future tender dates at IST Geeveston & IST Smithton.

GeevestonSeptember,  Friday 11 September - Monday 21  / November, Friday 6 - Monday 16.

Smithton: August, Friday 31 July - Monday 10 August  /  October, Friday 2 - Monday 12  /  December, Friday 27 November - Monday 7 December. 

Sassafras timber and logs at IST Geeveston, black-heart, spalted and plain - see new page 'Sassafras material at IST Geeveston', from list below logo, for full current details of availability.

Dorrel, Myrtle and Cheesewood Veneers at IST Smithton - fresh veneers for sale, superb figure and colour in the dorrel and myrtle at $66 / m2 and pale even coloured cheesewood at $44 / m2.  Wide veneers, most 190 mm or wider, cheesewood bundles are 1.1 m or 1.2 m lengths but dorrel and myrtle in long lengths.  See 'Veneers for sale'' and Contact Andrew King, tel. 03 6452 9101 or 0427 810 341.

Horizontal Scrub for sale at IST Geeveston - a range of small, medium and large (150 - 200 mm) diameter pieces of horizontal scrub (seasoned and green) is available.   Some large pieces have been milled into bark-on slabs and bark free pieces, both types are seasoned.

Kiln drying and other dry timber services at IST Geeveston - IST Geeveston have used modern low-temperature kilns since 2008 for the final seasoning of specialty timbers.  Packs of green timber from milled logs can be racked onto pallets for air seasoning and kiln drying. Your air seasoned timber can also be racked on pallets for final kiln seasoning.  Please contact the Manager Mr Chris Emmett to discuss kiln capacity and timing.  Kiln drying is charged at $110 / m3 for the volume of the timber rack, with spacing sticks.  IST Geeveston also offers timber dressing or sanding and slab preparation.  See the 'Milling and Timber Services' section for more details.

IST Smithton is open for sales or inspections only by appointment, please  call Craig Jaffray, mobile 0427 546 707, for further information or to discuss a suitable appointment time.   Please send any email questions or tender offers to ISTSmithton@forestrytas.com.au

Premium 'Tiger' Myrtle Veneer leaf - IST Smithton has this scarce and valuable veneer leaf for sale in bundle lots, many in flitch sequence.    Be quick - $66 / m2, contact Andrew King, mobile 0427 810 341, or  by email to andrew.king@forestrytas.com.au  See images of 'tiger' myrtle figure in the New Stock section.   Also in stock are cheesewood veneer bundles some 180 mm wide and some 200 mm wide, see Veneers for Sale.   

updated on 27 July 2015

Island Specialty Timbers, (IST) an enterprise of Forestry Tasmania was established at Geeveston in 1992 to increase the recovery, availability and value of specialty timbers from harvesting activities in State forests.   Now three operation centres for IST - Geeveston, Strahan and Smithton, receive or select logs, burls and stumps to sell to wood users or sawmills.  IST Geeveston also mill some logs, burls and stumps into slabs or timber  which are sold seasoned or green for furniture or craft designer / makers, builders, wood-turners, boat builders / repairers and luthiers.  IST Strahan salvage and sell Huon pine craft logs, craftwood, limbwood and stumps.  IST Smithton sell a range of raw material: logs, burls, stumps plus Huon pine craft logs, craft pieces and limb wood.       No sawn timber is sold from IST Smithton or IST Strahan, please contact sawmills at Smithton, Camdale, Strahan, or Lynchford (south of Queenstown).

The special timbers processed by IST are harvested from forests whose managment by Forestry Tasmania has been certified under national and international standards, the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and the International Standards for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).

The three IST sites are licensed Chain of Custody members, FTT 08005, to guarantee customers that all their raw material and products are Tasmanian fine timbers sourced from AFS certified forests.  The Chain of Custody system is managed by Fine Timber Tasmania Inc., maintained by a coordinator and is annually assessed by independent auditors.

Huon Pine material is sourced from sites previously harvested for sawlogs, from stockpiles salvaged many years ago, prior to dam construction and from logs recovered after river floods. 

About ninety (90) per cent of all Huon Pine forests are permanently reserved within National Parks & Reserves.

 

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