Harvesting & Fire Management

On this page you will find resources to assist in managing the harvest phase of a private native forestry operation and fire management. Whether you are planning to contract the harvest and sale from beginning to end or somewhere in between there is information for you.

Planned and well managed forest harvesting requires an understanding of the stand to be harvested, its condition, likely product range and who will purchase them, access and landscape constraints and who will ultimately mange and undertake the harvest. The PFSQ Native Forest Stand Harvest Guide is an excellent resource for planning and executing a private native forestry harvest.

Selective logging is not about selecting the best trees for logging but selecting the best trees to keep in your forest while removing trees in decline.

A fire management guide for timber production in Eucalypt and Cypress pine forests.


*Under construction (links may be currently unavailable)*

One of the first steps in managing any successful harvest is determining how much timber you have to harvest. These tools are a collection of spreadsheet tools that will assist in calculating inventory, stand volume, tree log volume, log volume, tree basal area, stems per hectare and more.

(Microsoft Excel Doc.)

This tool allows the landholder post harvest or during harvest to evaluate how succesful the harvest operation has been. Using this tool you can calculate sawn timber recovery rates, processing costs, percentages of select and standard grade, stumpage return in dollars and more. 

(Microsoft Excel Doc.)

Use the Fire Drought Rating calculator to assess fire risk.

(Microsoft Excel Doc.)


We have several forest management videos on PFSQ’s Youtube Channel.