Tim Winton, principal at Permaforest Pty Ltd, has been providing sustainable forestry consulting and contracting services in the Northern Rivers of NSW since 1995.

Tim started his career planting trees in northern Canada before migrating to the Northern Rivers area of Australia in the mid 90’s where he quickly established Permaforest Pty Ltd as one of Australia’s leading plantation forestry contracting businesses.

As the managing director of Permaforest, Tim established 1000’s of hectares of plantation forest, as well as providing specialist silvicultural services such as pruning, thinning, and provenance seed collections.

In 2001 Tim sold the plantation contracting services component of the business and migrated to developing consulting services for both plantation and private native forestry clients. Since that time forestry consulting has complemented parallel careers in sustainability education, environmental design, and leadership development.

The plantation services company he founded continues to operate and has gone on to plant over 100 million trees around Australia.

Tim has worked in diverse areas of the Northern Rivers forestry industry gaining experience in forest management, plantation design, forestry business planning and financial modelling, inventory and assessment, forest valuation, timber marketing-both domestic and export. 

Tim’s orientation is to work with landowners, for landowners. He is committed to representing their interests in order that they have their needs met within an often opaque forest industry where it can be difficult to get reliable market information and quality contracting services.