Free seedlings on offer at Sky Pier for World Forestry Day
TO MARK the significance of World Forestry Day on Thursday, the Forestry Corporation of NSW is giving away seedlings at the Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout, one of the Coffs Coast's great tourist attractions.
Forestry Corporation forester Bob Aspden will be at the Forest Sky Pier from 9.30am to 11.30am to answer questions on forestry and hand out seedlings.
Forestry Corporation Recreation and Tourism manager, Louise Faulkner, said World Forestry Day provided an ideal opportunity for the corporation to encourage people to visit the many wonderful visitor sites in State-owned forests across the region.
The Sky Pier is within Bruxner Park Flora Reserve which is managed by the corporation.
Others popular Coffs Coast sites in State forests to visit include Mt Coramba in Orara East State Forest, a popular mountain bike and walking area, and Sherwood Forest Road through Wedding Bells State Forest - a scenic drive thorough eucalypt plantations.
Ms Faulkner said World Forestry Day highlighted the contribution native and plantation forests made to the many thousands of timber products we use in our everyday lives.
"Many people are unaware of how many wood products they use every day," she said.
"From the spectacular flooring to timber wharves and high quality furniture, timber from NSW State forests can be found everywhere.
"In fact, one in four houses is built using timber from our pine plantations."