Native Forestry

What is a Native Forest?

A native forest is a forest consisting entirely of indigenous trees and plants.

What is Private Native Forestry?

Private native forestry (PNF) is the sustainable logging of commercially viable native vegetation on private property.

The harvesting of your timber for the purposes of PNF may be possible provided your activities comply with the requirements of the Vegetation Management Act 1999 to notify and conduct activities in accord with the self-assessable vegetation clearing code which you can access below.

See some of the mutual benefits of sustainable native forestry & retaining native wildlife.

Native Forest Management Guides

Below are guides which may be able to help you efficiently manage your native forest

Forest Types

Native Forest Management Workshops & Field Days

The single day field days cover numerous topics including legislation, tigger maps, growth data, optimal stocking rates, tree retention, timber products, economics and fire management.

To find out more about upcoming field days click the link below.

The 4 day interactive workshops are aimed at improving landholders’ knowledge of silviculture forestry systems, building an ability to develop and introduce sustainable forestry management practices.

The workshops cover everything the field days do and more.

To find out more about upcoming workshops click the link below.

Private Native Forest Industry Forum 2017

Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) hosted a Private Native Forest (PNF) Forum on the 9th November in Gympie. The Forum, attended by 80 people considered the extent and importance of the PNF resource in southern Queensland, the critical role that it will play in the future timber supply and the impediments currently impacting on the management of the resource. The outcome of the day was a set of urgent priority resolutions that were agreed upon, by the majority of participants and that, we hope will gain support and momentum from the broader industry.

Native Forestry - A Forest Wars Story


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