Tender now open at IST Geeveston - the tender of specialty timbers material as logs and timber is open for inspection at Cemetery Road, Geeveston between 8 am and 4 pm on weekdays until Monday 30 January 2017.    The logs are : sassafras with black-heart and spalted wood, celery-top pine, myrtle, Huon pine, wattle, figured eucalypt and a eucalypt burl.  Three timber packs contain blackwood & myrtle squares and myrtle and celery-top pine boards.   If you have any questions about the material or the bid process please contact Chris Emmett, tel. 03 6295 7161 or 0419 998 452 during business hours or by email to chris.emmett@forestrytas.com.au   Bids can be lodged on the form available from 'Tender Form', either delivered by hand or by Australia Post mail to arrive by 4 pm Monday 30 January 2017 or an image of the signed form must be emailed by 10 pm, Monday 30 January 2017. 

Eucalypt timber, fiddle-back and featured - new stock of this dressed, seasoned eucalypt timber will soon be available at IST Geeveston, contact Chris Emmett, chris.emmett@forestrytas.com.au or tel 03 6295 7161 or 0419 998 452.   

Strahan Tender of Premium Huon pine logs - prices for each lot are now shown at 'Tender Prices' below the average price list for different specialty timbers.  Prices accepted for these seven premium quality lots ranged from good to very strong.  

Blackwood sawlogs available for purchase at IST Geeveston - current stocks allow Chris to negotiate a price per cubic metre for substantial sale volumes.   Please contact him to discuss your requirements.  

Email notice of Tenders - if you wish to receive notice of future tenders please email this request to murray.jessup@forestrytas.com.au

Timber services at IST Geeveston - small lots of dry timber can be dressed by appointment with Chris Emmett, please direct questions and bookings to his email chris.emmett@forestrytas.com.au .   A Wood Wiz machine can surface dress and sand slabs on a bed 3.5 metres x 1.5 metres @ $70 / hour.   The thicknesser with a spiral head cutter can dress boards to 600 mm in width @ $110 / hour.  Logs purchased from IST Geeveston can be milled on an modern bandsaw mill @ $140 / hour.   This timber can be racked for air seasoning and then final seasoning in a modern low-temperature kiln @ $110 / m3 of racked volume.  Please contact Chris by email to develop your plans and book these services.  

Free-form / sculpture pieces of Huon pine - IST Geeveston has a range of attractive weathered limbs, logs and stumps salvaged from traditional harvest areas which are suitable for crafting original furniture pieces, garden ornaments or indoor display pieces.   Contact Chris Emmett to discuss your project or visit the yard on weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm to see the range.  

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'', more details on sizes will be provided asap. 

Myrtle boards and slabs for sale, IST Geeveston - packs of air dried 50 mm thick slabs and boards and 125 mm x 25 mm boards, see 'Wide Dry Slabs' and 'Sawn Timber for Sale'.  The first fair price offers to Chris Emmett, 03 6295 7161 or chris.emmett@forestrytas.com.au will be accepted.

IST Smithton is open for sales of logs and poles, (not sawn timber)  but only by appointment, please contact Andrew King, 03 6452 9101, mobile 0427 810 341, email andrew.king@forestrytas.com.au or Craig Jaffray, mobile 0427 546 707, for further information or to discuss a suitable appointment time.

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.   

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.








updated on 2 July 2014.