The fire panic

Over recent weeks the electricity people have been clearing dozens if not hundreds of trees, close to power lines around Cuttagee.  Some of the trees, as in the snap below, have hollows, and are over 150 years old.  Apparently stemming from the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission, most of the trees have been cut down and woodchipped on site. Interestingly the loggers have used the new Bermagui fishermen’s Co-Op, because poles in the building came from logging in Bermagui SF, as an example of why logging is good. Thing is, many more trees than were used in the Co-Op have been cut down to ‘reduce’ the threat of fire on the southern side of Bermagui, while the logging greatly increased the threat of wildfire on the northern side. Doesn’t really make much sense, but what’s new.


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