Not only the bark, but also the timber of the Black Wattle Tree is much sought after.
For every ton of bark harvested, wattle also produces about five tons of utilisable timber.
The bark is removed as soon as the tree is felled and is bundled and dispatched to the extract factory.
Minimising the delay from harvesting to the processing of wattle bark at the factory ensures that tanning extract of the highest quality is produced.
Once the bark and timber have been removed from the site the next crop is planted.
Each farmer has compartments of different age class trees in order to ensure that he is able to supply bark each year on a sustainable basis.
Plantations are highly organised to ensure quality and sustainability.