Today mateship is still found in the forests but it is no longer just the domain of men. Many women work
in forestry in all permeations of the industry.
The workplace allows for ideas and strategies to be shared and stories to be told and knowledge
and experience among colleagues is shared from one generation to the next.
People remain fundamental to the forestry industry and today, with 21st century focus on health
and safety and improved technology and practice, the forest is a safer workplace than it was a century
ago. Gone are the days of shorts and singlets – the tools of the trade now include personal protective
equipment like hard hats, high-visibility workwear and specialised fabrics to accommodate the varied