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With a dedicated team of professional staff our forest operations are developed and maintained as a key strategic component of our business growth.

  • Currently own and manage 8,000 hectares of pinus radiata plantations.
  • Apply intensive management regimes to deliver quality products and to ensure sustainable forest management.
  • Plantation products, each with a range of size and grade, include: sawlog; veneer log; roundwood; woodchip.
  • Commitment to an annual expansion program.
  • Network of contractors – site preparation and land management, planting, silviculture, harvesting and transport of logs for processing.
  • Active member of Southern Tree Breeders Association – develop tree quality and management technology.
  • Active participation as a CFA Forest Industry Brigade with trained AKD employees and AKD owned appliances maintained for deployment under the CFA structure.

Featured News

Colac's AKD Softwoods set to be the world's most modern sawmill

AKD Softwoods’ Shane Vicary says the expansion of the Colac business’s Forest Street plant is part of “AKD’s ongoing quest to be internationally competitive”

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$6.2-million upgrade for Colac timber company

AKD's Continuous Kilns upgrade was featured in the Colac Herald

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