The Green Triangle is where it all began, in the forest estate that gives our company its name, located on the 141st meridian east line on the border of South Australia and Victoria.
OneFortyOne’s Green Triangle operations are a vital part of the local economy, employing almost 400 people directly and an additional 400-plus contractor workforce. The work starts in our Glencoe nursery and continues as we tend to over 80,000 hectares of radiata pine softwood plantation estate. The majority of our forests are under a 105-year lease with the South Australian Government, with approximately 2,000 hectares of freehold land and trees. We are a significant contributor to the region and the forestry and timber industry.
Starting with millions of seedlings
The life cycle of our business starts at our nursery in Glencoe, where our team grows millions of young seedlings every year. When the plants destined for our forests are between eight and 14 months old, they are replanted into the forest, always during the winter months and according to a carefully designed forest plan.
Taking care of the trees and the environment
We are responsible for the stewardship of our 95,000 hectares of forest, including 81,500 hectares of plantation forest. We plant over five million trees each year.
OneFortyOne takes care of not only our trees for harvest, but also the native forests in our borders, along with the wildlife and ecosystems. We are removing pine wildlings within wetlands and conservation areas; once the larger trees have been removed, we plan to remove the smaller pine wildlings too. We’ve been working with our neighbours to weed the conservation corridors which link areas of native vegetation, as well as creating new conservation corridors. Our community partner Glenelg Nature Trust has been rehabilitating nearby wetlands and monitoring Wedge Tail Eagle nests in our trees.
Getting the most from every tree harvested
At our Jubilee Sawmill we are always striving to extract more value from every timber fibre that passes through our hands, getting 100% of the possible value returned from each tree harvested. This means working with domestic processors and manufacturers to find efficiencies so we can ensure every part of each tree harvested is supplied to the customer which values it the most, while also minimising the costs of harvesting, production and supply.
OneFortyOne is a proud member of the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH), which represents around 90% of the Green Triangle industry – large and small businesses, growers and processors, soft and hardwood, Victorian and South Australian. Members of the GTFIH prioritise domestic processing, and at OneFortyOne over 80% of our forest products are sold domestically.