Logs

Island Specialty Timbers IST recovers and sells whole logs, stumps and burls from Tasmania’s native special species, sourced from Permanent Timber Production Zone land (PTPZl) which is managed by Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT).

IST Geeveston currently has good stocks of fresh and recently harvested celery-top pine poles from 150 mm - 300 mm diameter and in lengths from 3  - 11 metres.  Straight poles from about 200 mm in diameter and up to 6 metres in length can be milled into square or rectangular beams.  Natural untreated poles can be used for internal building poles and beams.  Please be aware that the sapwood of celery-top pine logs and poles is not externally durable and can be targeted by native borers.  Contact Mr Chris Emmett at chris.emmett@sttas.com.au or tel. 03 6295 7161 or 0419 998 452 to discuss your requirements and the likely costs. 

Customers may select and purchase a log/s from the IST Geeveston stocks of blackwood, eucalypt, silver wattle, myrtle, celery-top pine and craft grade Huon pine.  Premium quality logs and black-heart sassafras logs chosen for sale in tenders cannot be selected for direct purchase.  Any selected log or a log purchased from a tender can be milled at IST Geeveston on the Woodmizer bandsawmill and the timber can be racked for air and kiln seasoning; see 'Our Services' for likely costs.   

A brief description of the species available at IST follows:

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    Myrtle

    Myrtle is the dominant tree in Tasmania’s cool temperate rainforests and in the understorey of mixed wet eucalypt forests.
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    Sassafras

    Sassafras grows as an understorey tree in Tasmania’s wet mixed forests and rainforests.
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    Blackwood

    Blackwood is the most commercially available and widely used Tasmania specialty timber.
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    Silver Wattle

    Silver Wattle, grow quickly into tall straight trees in eucalypt forests and in pure wattle stands.
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    Huon Pine

    Huon Pine is Australia’s oldest living tree which produces Tasmania’s iconic specialty timber.
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    Celery-top pine

    Celery-top pine grows in Tasmania’s wet mixed forests and rainforests commonly with myrtle and sassafras trees.
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    Leatherwood

    Leatherwood timber is hard, strong, moderately heavy, easily worked and has a very fine grain.
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    Eucalypt

    Twenty nine species of eucalypts grow widely in a range of habitats across Tasmania from sea level to alpine peaks.
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    King Billy pine

    Most of the high elevation forests where this native softwood grows in Tasmania are within permanent reserves or in tenures not available for timber production.
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    Other Tasmanian specialty timbers and rarities

    As a rule, specialty timber is recovered from logging operations where quality merits which extends to figure, colour and ability to process.