Thursday, August 28, 2008
Govt plans Traveston tree planting
The Queensland Government is aiming to plant up to two million forestry trees as part of the construction of the proposed Traveston Crossing dam near Gympie in the state's south-east.
The Government is this week calling for expressions of interest from forestry plantation operators to grow the trees.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Infrastructure Minister Paul Lucas said the proposed plantation would cover more than 2,000 hectares.
"Not only will the forest initiative revitalise the Mary Valley timber industry, the offsets of up to 850,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will more than offset the dam's estimated 140 tonne construction footprint," he said.