Reap the rewards with time at Mersey Lea via Liena
Want to ‘save’ Tasmania’s native forests? Put your money where your mouth is and invest in a plantation that is growing hardwood (eucalyptus) sawlogs. This 82.34 hectare (~ 203 acres) block in northern Tasmania’s upper Mersey Valley contains around 44 hectares of highly productive plantation growing on fertile red soils under very high rainfall. The rest of the block is comprised of native forest.
The Shining Gum (Eucalyptus nitens) plantation sits on a mix of flattish, moderate and steeper slopes and is easily accessible from a well maintained road that winds its way through the property. There are also several drivable side tracks that are a legacy of earlier timber harvesting. About a quarter of the plantation is comprised of large 33-year-old trees planted in 1988 and thinned in 2000. The majority of the area was planted in 2004, of which about two-thirds was thinned for pulpwood in 2019 and is now growing rapidly into a saw log crop. There is a Forest Practices Plan to complete the thinning of the rest of the 2004 planted area and will be carried out once conditions allow.
The property is entirely surrounded by State Forest, but is one of only a few private blocks that are located close to the iconic Walls of Jerusalem National Park, as well as other bushwalking opportunities, trout fishing, and kayaking at the Mersey White Water Regional Reserve. While the property is zoned for ‘Primary Production’, its proximity to outdoor recreational opportunities perhaps offers potential for an eco-tourism venture (STCA).
For more information or to inspect the property please call Corinne or Gerald.
• Positioned on 82.34 hectares (203 acres) approx.
• Private Timber Reserve
• Zoned Primary Production
• 10 hectares of planted trees from 1988/1989
• 34 hectares planted in 2004, two-thirds thinned in 2019
• Forest Practices Plan to complete thinning due once conditions allow
• Native trees throughout the remainder of the block
• Close to various tourism spots
Roberts Real Estate have obtained all information in this document from sources considered to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy.
Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations. All measurements are approximate
- Land is 82.34 hectare