Originally from Queensland, where they were selling Paulownia timber from plantations, they purchased in Elizabeth Town a few years ago. The Birds are timber people; building, making and milling as close as possible to the finished size. They mill multiple species, some sawn for cladding and landscaping use, others for furniture and joinery and some for crafts.
Their range of timber includes Sassafras, Blackwood, Celery Top Pine, Silver Wattle, Huon Pine and Myrtle in addition to Eucalypt species and Macrocarpa. Specialist varieties such as Tiger Myrtle and burls from Myrtle and Eucalypts are also provided. By volume, the majority of timber milled by Rob and Nelson is Blackwood and Macrocarpa.
Committed to “best use” of available logs and recovered timber, they achieve this through the way they:
- source logs;
- apply technology; and
- practice their craft.