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When Hydrowood co-founder Andrew Morgan first flew over Tasmania’s Pieman Lake in 2012, little did he know about the treasures that lay beneath

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When Hydrowood co-founder Andrew Morgan first flew over Tasmania’s Pieman Lake in 2012, little did he know about the treasures that lay beneath

“Everybody knew there were trees in Lake Pieman – but how many, and what condition they were in, was another question. A couple of beers and an audacious plan later, we decided to find out.” Tasmania’s Lake Pieman. Photo: Adam Gibson A man-made reservoir, created by the damming of the Pieman River, Andrew found that Lake Pieman also happened to be home to a magnificent underwater forest brimming with large quantities of rare Tasmanian timbers. But getting to the timber supply certainly wasn’t easy; from a feasibility study to consulting historical aerial photographs of the site (pre-flooding), as well as...

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