Rest in peace, John. You will be sorely missed.

It is with great sadness the family and business partners post this notice to say that John Halkett has passed away suddenly and without any warning on Tuesday afternoon 10th October 2023, at his home in Potts Point, Sydney.

As much a force of nature as the trees he loved, John was the Co-founder of Timber Media Australasia, managing director of Forestlands Consulting and the general manager of the Australian Timber Importers Federation. He wrote multiple books and scientific papers on the importance of trees and forests in the world and was a powerful font of enthusiasm and expertise for forestry in the Australasian region and beyond.

It is planned to keep this blog going in memory of John, and the invaluable contribution he made to forestry and conservation.

Rest in peace, John.


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