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Replanting after the Waroona wildfire

seedlings

The Commission has begun rebuilding after the 2016 Waroona fire.

The fire burnt a total of 71,000 ha, including 2,800 ha of pine trees on Crown land in the McLarty and Myalup Plantations and 500 ha on privately leased land. The plantations damaged by the fire ranged in age from three to 40 years.

The significant forestry loss is estimated at 500,000 cubic metres of standing timber resource from these bushfires. This is equivalent to approximately seven month’s supply to major log processors.

With $6.2 million of funding from the State Government, the Commission has begun planting more than 2.7 million pine seedlings, which will be planted over the next two winter seasons.