Century-Old Tree Transport Ignites Calls for Tasmanian Logging Reforms

A photo of a centuries-old tree on the back of a truck being driven through the centre of Hobart has prompted fresh calls for changing laws to protect Tasmania’s native forests from logging.

The image of the logging truck on Macquarie Street, the city’s main south-north thoroughfare, was posted online by the Bob Brown Foundation, an environment group. It is the latest in a series of destruction of large trees being hauled on the state’s roads in recent months.

Protesters have blocked logging in an area near Kermandie, south of Hobart, that scientists say has large trees that could be used for nesting by the critically endangered species that breeds in Tasmania. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

Picture Credit: Bob Brown Foundation

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