Timber-Based Business Is Still Running, Forests Are Also Still Sustainable
The furniture industry in Indonesia is arguably experiencing a rapid increase and can compete with the furniture industry in other large countries. With the increasing number of goods requested by consumers both from abroad and within the country, of course we as craftsmen will need a lot of wood material to make various kinds of goods that have been ordered by the buyer.
At present, many rice owners in a number of places in East Java are replacing their rice plants with teak, mahogany and sengon wood. Timber has now become a community crop planted by the community and is included in the category of community plantations. Private plantations are part of production forests developed by community groups to increase the potential and quality of production forests by applying silviculture to ensure the preservation of forest resources. With production forests, the availability of wood raw materials for the furniture industry is no longer difficult to obtain. Even people who manage production forests enjoy blessings, because the economic value of wood planted in forests continues to soar in line with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry policy which limits the cutting and use of natural forests.
With so much production from wood products based on community plantations, the wood processing industry, especially furniture and plywood, has no problem in supplying raw materials. The supply of community timber flows swiftly, even they dare to provide competitive prices and quality. the problem is that most of the community-based wood processing industry is still based in Java.