Images of a Big Island

Tasmanian Dilemma

After reading Mark Stothard’s latest post from Tasmania, I thought I would post a couple of images showing the aftermath of logging operations in the Tasmanian forests.


Once again, not a pretty sight!
The Forestry Department do collect as much seed as possible from the fallen timber and reseed the area but it is never the same and in a lot of cases they put in fast growing hybrid plantation timber which is not far removed from a pine plantation. We all know what “deserts”they are!
The big problem is that in Tasmania, Forestry employs a lot of people directly and indirectly and is one of the major industries, so government understandably are not about to throw a lot of people out of work.
Thanks to the Greens keeping the spotlight well and truly on the devastation that happens in the forests hopefully we will see a day when this portion of the earth’s lungs are safe from the chainsaws and bulldozers.

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2 responses

  1. Great shots Tim and well said!

    Those shots certainly show how these areas of beauty are quickly turned into something from Apocolypse Now!!

    July 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm

  2. Thanks Mark, the images wouldn’t win any prizes but they hopefully illustrate what happens in clear felling operations for woodchips!
    hopr you have enjoyed your jaunts around Sth Tasmania!

    July 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

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