Celebrating sustainable timber use - The Maleny Wood Expo
  • Last updated:
  • 27 Jan 2023

The 19th Maleny Wood Expo, hosted by Barung Landcare on 2 – 3 of May, is testament to the support for the ethic of sustainable use of timber resources.

At this celebration of Australian timbers, all wood exhibitors are required to work only in sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

The sustainability theme flows right through the event with Kris Martin, local sculptor and installation artist, holding several two hour ‘Weaving with Cat’s Claw – a Weed of National Significance’ workshops over the weekend. Participants will take home their own bespoke woven basket – one that tells the unique story of transforming South East Queensland’s environmental Cat’s claw problem into a beneficial solution.

Barung Nursery will offer native plants to take home to create backyard habitat for wildlife. Natural resource management displays will highlight regional environmental initiatives already underway across the region.

This Expo is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and is one of those rare events with ‘something for everyone’, whether you’re a collector of fine woodwork, a woodworker yourself or just looking for two days of clean country fun for the whole family.

For more information on the “Weaving with Weeds Workshop” or other workshops visit the Maleny Wood Expo website.

Article by Mim Coulstock