The North Coast Forests Taskforce is an industry based initiative comprising representatives from Forests NSW, the Australian Forest Products Association, the Timber NSW, the Institute of Foresters of Australia, industry representatives from across the North Coast of NSW and the broader community.

The mission of the Taskforce is to substantially improve community understanding of, support for and confidence in, the environmentally sustainable management of North Coast forests and their timber products.

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wood has the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream building material

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growing trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, storing it for life as carbon in wood, leaves and other organic material.

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Less than 10% of forested land in NSW is managed by Forestry Corporation, with only 0.1%, of that area, harvested for renewable timbers pa

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North Coast timber promotes local economies and reduces the energy needed to transport materials long distances

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Wood has the best thermal insulation properties of any mainstream construction material.

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Wood uses much less energy compared to other popular building materials

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timber from sustainably managed forests like those on the North Coast of NSW can often be better than carbon neutral

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timber has an endless variety of applications, indoor, outdoor, decorative or structural

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residues from forest and wood products hold great potential for energy production - a significantly improved alternative to fossil-fuels

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removing carbon from the atmosphere is one of the most important we can do to reduce climate change. Up to 50% of the weight of dry wood is carbon, absorbed from the atmosphere by growing trees pa

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