Research by scientists now show that logging regrowth can burn more severely than a natural mixed age forest.
Unlogged forests have higher canopies and healthy understoreys that hold a damp micro-climate and slow down wind. Logging regrowth is a thick bonfire of young oily leaved saplings shoulder to shoulder waiting for a spark. After about 7 years the regrowth is extremely flammable. The creation of landscape bonfires will increase the threat to communities and towns (a-la Marysville). This is of course a fact VicForests and the logging devotees will vehemently deny. They have even invented their own shonky Mickey Mouse science in an attempt to counter the real science. See articles under 'Media at a glance' on the right.
"ensuring the protection of biological diversity"
"the highest standards for forest management"
"in a socially responsible manner"
"sustainability is a key component"
"best community value"
"Our Giant Tree Protection Policy … designed to ensure their survival"
"aim for zero harm"
"operate in an ethical ... and accountable manner"