From Sunshine Coast Council AustraliaOfficer: David Moore
Direct telephone: 07 5441 8362
Responses address: Locked Bag 72 SCMC 4560
Use of Camphor Laurel Timber for Timber Produce in Queensland
Use of Camphor Laurel Timber for Produce in QLD
I am writing to confirm that the camphor laurel species is a Declared Envrionmental Weed Class 3 in Queensland and has an ecologically harmful effect on natural ecosystems within our landscape. In particular, camphor laurel is a problem weed along the riparian areas of much of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
For some years, efforts have been underway between State Governments and with assistance from the Australian Government, Local Governments and on-ground groups to develop programs that encourage the removal of these trees from the sensitive envrionments in which they have become invasive, and the beneficial utilisation of camphor laurel timber in value-adding enterprises that support local and regional economies.
Within the Sunshine Coast area much effort has been expended in establishing facilities and opportunities for local community based and business organisations to establish productive and profitable enterprises that us timbers from these invasive species with a view towards ultimately playing an improtant part in the long term control and management, particularly of camphor laurel.
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