Bluegums are generally harvested after 10 years. Harvesting plantations involves various planning stages to take into consideration road construction, season to harvest, the geographical distribution of plantations to be harvested, haulage issues and the monetary returns to the grower.
Harvesting operations involve WAPRES engaging specialised contractors to perform on-ground activities associated with plantation harvesting and log delivery.
The following video developed by the Australian National University discusses WAPRES harvesting practices:
For more information on harvesting please download the document to the right.