Producers of quality WA Hardwoods since 1986.
Continuing a family tradition of timber work that extends through five generations.
Timber is a renewable and sustainable resource. Growing trees store carbon from the atmosphere and timber products trap this carbon. By planting trees to replace those harvested in the production of timber products the carbon is effectively being removed and kept from the atmosphere.
Timber sourced from suppliers who hold Chain of Custody certification should be the preferred source of timber as they must undergo rigorous procedures to ensure that their harvesting practices are regulated and that logged areas are renewed. Whether this is in Government managed forests or plantation forests, responsible forest management is key to ensuring we have trees for the future.
In Western Australia the Forest Management Plan for state forest is administered by the Forest Products Commission (FPC).
The Management Plan ensures that Old Growth Forests are not logged. Logging occurs in forests that have previously been logged and regrown, hence they are sustainable. Regrown forests are monitored during their regrowth cycle to ensure they are re-logged at the most advantageous time. They are assessed for suitability and the logging interval is determined by the forest growth itself. FPC holds certification to Responsible Wood (RW) standards which is recognised by the Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC).
Information on FPC can be found at the Forest Products Commission website.
Information on Responsible Wood can be found at the Responsible Wood website.
Harris Wood Machining is committed to encouraging sustainability in the timber industry in Western Australia. To this end we undertook Chain of Custody certification to Australian Standards, (now) AS 4707-2014, in April 2012. Below you can find links to our Chain of Custody Statement and our Certificate of approval.