School Forest at Tumut Worth £1200
6 February 1951 Cootamundra Herald
If Tumut sold its School Forest it would get approximately £1200 for the timber.
That is an asset any school should be proud of possessing. From 1926 to 1939, Tumut School children planted 10,700 pine trees under supervision of the teachers and forest officers.
Already the Minister for Conservation (Mr. Geo. Weir) states the sale of thinnings from this forest has yielded more than £300 with a further £200 in sight in the next two to three years.
The Tumut school forest is just one instance in which a school forest has paid good dividends and will provide a small steady income for the school in perpetuity, the Minister adds.