40% of mahogany logs left in the field after harvest

40% of mahogany logs are left in the field after the harvest.

Ministry of Fisheries and Forests Principal Utilisation Officer, Semi Dranibaka said the Ministry is assessing the Nukurua Plantation in Tailevu and other plantations throughout Fiji to find ways of reducing the amount of mahogany logs which cannot be milled.

Dranibaka said the logs which cannot be milled are left in the field.

He said after the research on the waste mahogany logs, it has been established that 30% of the waste logs can be utilised.

He said the Fisheries and Forestry industry is planning to utilise these logs by selling them to local companies who make furniture.

Gwynn Watkins would turn in his grave….