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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Forestry >> Land on State Forest

As at 30 June 2002, there was a total area of 1,303,000 ha of forested land on State Forest in Tasmania. Of this area, 537,000 ha (41.2%) were tall native eucalypt forest and 403,000 ha (31.0%) were low native eucalypt forest.

In the Bass and Mersey forestry districts, low native eucalypt forest made up the largest proportion of forest, followed by tall native eucalypt forest. In the Huon and Derwent forestry districts, however, tall native eucalypt forest was most common, while in the Murchison district, subtemperate (myrtle) rainforest made up the largest proportion of forest in that district. The Murchison, Bass and Derwent forestry districts contained the largest areas of total forest.


LAND ON STATE FOREST - as at 30 June 2002 (a)(b)(c)(d)
Bass
Derwent
Huon
Mersey
Murchison
Total(d)

Forest type
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha

Tall native eucalypt forest(e)
117
147
88
58
127
537
Low native eucalypt forest (f)
165
135
7
59
37
403
Subtemperate (myrtle) rainforest (g)
23
11
3
7
169
214
Other native forest (h)
19
5
4
11
27
66
Softwood plantation
29
9
-
10
5
54
Hardwood plantation
10
5
4
4
6
29
Total forested land
363
313
107
149
372
1,303
Non-forest(i)
35
36
17
21
91
199
Total area
398
349
124
169
462
1,502


- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Forestry Districts that relate to these data.
(b) The areas for forest are derived from detailed forest type mapping. Generally, State forest mapping is updated annually.
(c) Estimates have been rounded and minor discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals.
(d) Tenure includes State Forest and Forest Reserves.
(e) Eucalypt forest with current or potential height of 34 metres or more.
(f) Eucalypt forest with current or potential height of less than 34 metres.
(g) Subtemperate myrtle rainforest with no significant eucalypt or acacia.
(h) Including acacia and melaleuca.
(i) Including scrub, moorland, farmland, rock and lakes.

Source: Forestry Tasmania.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report 2001-2002

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