Jamestown sawmill is desperate for KI logs

LOG TRUCK: A truck loaded with pine logs comes down the Kohinoor hill on Thursday on its way to the Jamestown saw mill via the SeaLink ferry. Photo: Stan Gorton
LOG TRUCK: A truck loaded with pine logs comes down the Kohinoor hill on Thursday on its way to the Jamestown saw mill via the SeaLink ferry. Photo: Stan Gorton
KI timber at Jamestown.

KI timber at Jamestown.

Morgan Sawmill operator Luke Morgan, whose business is located in Jamestown, is desperate to get his hands on KI timber.

The sawmill is currently trucking pine logs from the Island on the SeaLink ferry at a loss in order to meet customer demands.

Mr Morgan said he recently lost a contract for timber from the south east of the state when he was outbid by a foreign timber company.

He said he was working with David Harris and was keen to take the logs if they were delivered to Adelaide by his ship. Mr Morgan said he was keen to take the larger pine logs for construction material, as well as the smaller logs for fence posts.

He confirmed the pine trees killed by fire were fast deteriorating, hence the sense of urgency and said the pine logs being stored in Macgill's Dam and trees with green needles would last longer.

He was also keen to take blue gum logs and said any blue gum timber impacted y fire with charcoal on the exterior would not be suitable for woodchipping. He said one option would be to have a debarking equipment on the Island.

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