Collecting firewood in the Perth Hills area

Example of a designated firewood collection area.
Example of a designated firewood collection area.

Winter is almost here and the Department of Parks and Wildlife is reminding Perth residents that a permit is required to collect firewood from designated firewood collection areas in State forest.

Parks and Wildlife operations officer Phil Spencer said up to one tonne of firewood for domestic use could be collected every 60 days between 1 June and 30 September.

“This year there are two locations within the Parks and Wildlife Swan Region where people can collect firewood – the Chandler area off Albany Highway, 20km south-east of Armadale, and the Kennedy area, 21km east of Dwellingup,” Mr Spencer said.

“These designated firewood collection areas are in recently harvested areas of State forest.

“It is important people only collect their firewood from these areas and obtain a permit to do so.”

Permits cost $15.40 during the winter season and allow for the collection of dead wood on the ground.

“For personal safety and environmental reasons, you cannot cut down a standing tree, either dead or alive, or cut or break off any part of a standing tree for firewood,” Mr Spencer said.

For information about where and how to collect firewood this winter, contact the Parks and Wildlife offices at Mundaring (9290 6100) or Dwellingup (9538 1078).

To view 2014 firewood collection maps and a list of outlets issuing permits, visit https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/forests/forest-produce/68-gathering-domestic-firewood

Firewood can also be purchased from licensed businesses that are supplied by the Forest Products Commission (FPC). People can visit the FPC website at http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/ to find their nearest licensed firewood business.

 

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Last modified on Friday, 16 May 2014 09:28