Many private native forests on the north coast of NSW have been "high graded" in the past, meaning they have typically only been very selectively harvested by a mill's own logging crew. Generally, when a mill undertakes a harvesting operation, the mill will only take what the mill itself can use. In most cases, that means the operation will only produce sawlogs and often only the particular species that the mill likes. Similarly, the price that the mill can and will pay depends on their end product markets. If they only produce industrial grade timber, they will only be able to afford to pay "industrial grade" prices for your logs.
Such a light selective harvest where only the best trees are removed doesn't open the stand up sufficiently to encourage good regeneration and the forest stagnates. After a series of such operations where the best trees (and then the next best tree from the previous operation) are continually removed, the forest is ultimately downgraded.
A proper understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, stand dynamics and access to the full range of markets for your timber is essential to not only maintain but to enhance the health of your forest.
Jamax's harvesting operations supplies log products to a broad base of customers from south of Sydney to north of Gympie, QLD. Jamax's operations are fully integrated and we have a customer for most log products that a tree is capable of producing, so very little gets wasted.
We currently produce and sell poles, piles, girders, high quality large (quota) and small (thinnings or smalls) sawlogs, salvage sawlogs, fencing and mining timber, firewood and domestic pulpwood.
"Really appreciated the professional services provided by Jamax Forest Solutions and Steve in harvesting our native timber forest in 2017.
After a number of years investigating options for harvesting we had a meeting with Steve at his office. My wife and myself were very impressed at this meeting with the Steve’s knowledge, openness and experience in handling the harvest operation. Through to final harvest this month our trust in Steve has been to fully justified. Documentation has been complete and prompt each month as have all payments into our bank account.
Handling a harvest like ours requires a professional like Steve and we are of the firm opinion using Steve provided a much superior return without the headaches of having to manage the operation ourselves."
Jason and Richard Blomfield, PNF landowner, July 2017