Welcome to PFSQ




 Woodworks Museum, 8 Fraser Rd,  Gympie  QLD   4570

P: (07) 5483 6535 |  www.pfsq.net  |E: [email protected]



March 29  2017 – We will be having further 4 day Workshops over the coming months.  We are trying to have them located over as wide an area as possible.  If you are interested in attending a Workshop, please email / phone  and we will put you on our list and contact you when a Workshop is in your area

E: [email protected]

P: 07 5483 6535      

4 Day Workshop 1 - Web

4 Day Workshop 2 - Web

PFSQ is undertaking a three-year program to raise landholder capacity and understanding of best practice native forest management.

This will include updating the currently available extension material, and producing a series of simple ‘how to’ online video clips on various aspects of forest management – from understanding the native forest practice self-assessable code, through to forest assessment, forest thinning, product specifications, regeneration and fire management.

The key to success will be to make this information widely available and in a format that is easily accessed, understood and implemented.

This survey will give us a better understanding of current forest management activities in your region.

It will also help us understand the knowledge and capacity needs of private forest owners – that way we can ensure the extension program optimizes your opportunity in the timber supply chain and delivers improvements for your enterprise.

Please do our 3 min survey, you may win a 10L drum of Tordon and an Applicator gun


Australian Forestry Standard…What is it?

What do we do???   Read our  Capability Statement  which demonstrates all the facets of expertise we have.

2015-16  Annual  Report    Capability Statement Jan 2016

Hastings Deering

Looking for Fencing Billets, Splits, Rounds, Caps?

Ring Dave on 0488 091 070 or the Office 5483 6535         Splits  $11 ea

Fencing Billets - smaller

Farm Forestry Establishment video

Going Bush 2015 – Small scale forestry


Presentation given to the landholders on the day


This is what we promote!!  Owen Thompson’s story of his family’s initiatives with their forests.

Watch the  ‘ Going Bush’  program  to see another side of the forestry story

Les Bettins story about ‘Boomerang’  near Gin Gin Qld      

Native Forest Management Techniques and Industry Champions

 Who are we and what do we do??

Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) is an incorporated ‘not-for-profit’ association, whose original primary

function was to assist in the development of the private forest industry in southern Queensland. PFSQ is now a full service

association with wide linkages throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

A management board of 6 eminent forest industry representatives oversees PFSQ.

PFSQ  funds extension and training programs in Native Forest Management to landholders to improve the productive and

environmental outcomes of the private native forest resource as well as plantation establishment and management.

PFSQ also undertakes a full range of commercial operations including Native Forest and Plantation assessment, property

and harvest management plans as well as managing harvests and Stand Improvement Treatment operations.

Our membership comprises farm forestry support groups, Industry representatives, Government representatives, Landcare

groups and individuals with an interest in private forestry… “read more …

Private Forestry Service Queensland reflects core changes in the way PFSQ has diversified to meet the demands of

private and public market expectations.Private Forestry Service Queensland is no longer an entity principally providing

extension and support to a localised group of landholders and NRM groups, although this will remain an important ongoing

program.  PFSQ now also provides a comprehensive service to corporate businesses covering mining and gas, water

infrastructure, carbon and vegetation offset providers, and companies involved in providing environmentally sustainable

timber products for industrial usage.

PFSQ has also been instrumental in providing services in the native seedling nursery and forestry management areas for

indigenous organisations such as The Silver Lining Foundation and the Burungu Aboriginal Corporation in Cape York.

Training programs specifically designed for organisations such as this have been instrumental in the awarding of ongoing

commercial contract work for these indigenous groups currently providing seven full time positions.


PFSQ has a fully operational Forestry Plantation arm, run by Gary Clarke, thus allowing the entire project design,

establishment, implementation and maintenance to be delivered as a package.  Despite the tight financial times, there are

quite a number of landholders who have established a Farm Forestry plantation with various philosophical reasons

underpinning their decision.

Keeping in our ‘Not for Profit’ charter, PFSQ is heavily involved through funding grants from the Federal Government  in

building educational knowledge and delivering hands on support for landholders who value economic and environmental

diversity within their businesses and properties.

Private Forestry Service Queensland was originally established as a government funded Private Forestry Development

Committee. This funding was abolished some years ago and now PFSQ has evolved into a highly regarded and successful

service organisation in the forestry industry.