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Upcoming forest operations

Find out what’s happening in your area

ForestrySA’s Mount Lofty Ranges plantation estate is a hive of activity on any given day, with a range of seasonal operations conducted during the year.

Silvicultural operations such as site preparation, planting, tree pruning, weed spraying and fertiliser application ensure our plantations are healthy and productivity is optimum, ahead of harvest.

Firebreak maintenance and fuel reduction burning are an important part of ForestrySA’s commitment to bushfire prevention, helping to keep our assets and communities safe.

Visitor safety

Forest operations sites can be dangerous places, involving heavy vehicles and machinery, falling trees and loud noise.

For your own safety please keep out, follow all site signage and obey instructions from staff.

Harvest operations and forest closures

Harvest operations are a regular occurrence within our commercial plantations.

These sites can be dangerous places, involving heavy vehicles and machinery, falling trees and loud noise. In the interest of public safety, visitor access is strictly prohibited.

For your own safety please keep out, follow all site signage and obey instructions from staff.

View the active harvest sites and closure areas in your area via the maps below:

Plantation re-establishment 2024-25

All trees in our 10,500ha Mount Lofty Ranges plantation estate are replanted following harvest, allowing sustainable timber production into the future.

A number of plantation areas are scheduled for replanting during 2024 and 2025. Some plantings scheduled for 2023 will also continue throughout the year.

Stakeholders and neighbouring landowners are encouraged to download our operation location maps below, for more information.

Annual silvicultural operations

Operations such as tree pruning, weed spraying and fertiliser application keep our plantations thriving, while residue burning helps reduce forest fuel loads and allows us to prepare the site for the next crop.

Stakeholders, neighbouring landowners and forest visitors are encouraged to download the maps below for more information about the forest operations scheduled in their local area.