Media Release - SFM to manage New Forests Estate in Green Triangle
Plantation management company SFM has announced it has been appointed by New Forests to manage the recently acquired Limestone Plantations, formerly known as the Australian Sustainable Forestry Investors Fund Estate (ASFI), in South Australia and Victoria.
The 21,000 hectare Limestone Plantations estate managed by SFM includes 61 properties with Eucalyptus globulus (Blue gum) distributed across some of Victoria’s and South Australia’s prime forestry land in the Green Triangle border region. The estate was recently purchased by New Forests via its Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 2 (ANZFF2). New Forests also recently announced an agreement to purchase the 175,000 hectare Tasmanian plantation estate from Gunns Limited in April this year.
SFM’s Managing Director Andrew Morgan welcomed the opportunity to work with New Forests.
“New Forests is a progressive, environmentally-focused company with plantation assets across the country and we look forward to working with them to develop this estate and achieve third party certification” Mr Morgan said.
“In engaging SFM, New Forests has recognised us as a leader in plantation management, and with a focus on innovation and sustainability we will continue to be a market leading provider of third party management services.”
SFM was established in 2001 and is a leading forest management company operating Australia-wide, providing independent advice and services to landowners regarding management, harvesting and marketing of forest resources.
SFM provides forestry management solutions to private, corporate and government entities and is certified under the Australian Forestry Standard and Forest Stewardship Council® Schemes.
SFM at a glance
- SFM is a leading provider of independent forest management and forest consulting across Australia.
- SFM manages plantation property in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
- SFM is certified for forest management by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS).