In Depth

Theft of wood from conservation areas costing industry millions

Meg Powell
Updated July 27 2020 - 6:51am, first published 6:45am
WOOD PILES: Claire and Paul Edwards started their landscaping business about eight years ago. They have since invested thousands in buying equipment and land, cementing their status as one of very few legitimate firewood providers in the North-West. Picture: Brodie Weeding
WOOD PILES: Claire and Paul Edwards started their landscaping business about eight years ago. They have since invested thousands in buying equipment and land, cementing their status as one of very few legitimate firewood providers in the North-West. Picture: Brodie Weeding

Wood theft has ripped "millions" of dollars out of the Tasmanian forestry industry this year alone according to growers, firewood suppliers and Tasmania Police.

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Meg Powell

Meg Powell

Journalist

Meg Powell has been a journalist for the Advocate Newspaper in North-West Tasmania since 2019. She has covered a range of areas and issues including crime, health, environmental issues, business, social affairs , the arts and education. Got a story to share? Email megan.powell@theadvocate.com.au or call 0448 302 029

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