Indigenous Australians have used paperbark to provide shelter, in artwork and to cook with for thousands of years but not many know how much and how often you can harvest a tree without killing it.
Up until a couple of years ago there was such a man but ill health forced him to stop and he was not able to persuade his children to take over.
But now an Aboriginal owned and worked property in the far north of Australia has begun to harvest 100 year old trees on the property to supply the market.
It will take 2 years for the thick bark to grow back and be ready again for harvesting.
Taste Australia Bush Food Shop has secured sheets of paperbark to sell and they will be available HERE once they make the long long trip from the remotest corner of the country.