bushfire

  • Friday analysis: Fire ready and under fire before the season even starts

    Etiketter: Wood
    It probably seems a little incongruous that fire brigades are getting ready in July for the bushfire “season” some five or so months away. It’s a regular exercise. Organisations such as the Forestry Corporation of NSW each year put their firefighters through fitness tests to ensure they are up to scratch before things get hot. / Timberbiz
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  • Friday analysis: Bushfires are yearly, COVID is not

    Etiketter: Forestry
    For almost four weeks now, pubs, cinemas, restaurants, and indoor sports have been closed. Concerts, festivals, sports, weddings have been cancelled. Churches are closed. Only 10 people can attend funerals. We all seem focused on COVID-19 as we should be. But life does go on. / Timberbiz
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  • Forest contractors shouldering the load in bushfire fighting

    Etiketter: Forestry
    South Buchan logging contractor Reece Reynolds has been putting in 11-hour days to help contain the fires which continue to threaten East Gippsland. He is one of many forestry contractors who have put their machines to work around the clock in the effort to clear roads, remove hazardous trees and black out smouldering fires. / Timberbiz
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  • Better management needed by government to reduce bushfire risk

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pressure is mounting on State governments to better manage national parks through hazard reduction burning and selective logging, to avoid a repeat of the bushfire crisis sweeping the nation. Fires yesterday in extreme conditions continued to threaten areas in south eastern NSW, eastern Victoria and Kangaroo Island. And it has already been reported that the NSW government will consider stripping land management and hazard reduction responsibilities from “conservationist” environmental agencies. / Timberbiz
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  • Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gusty and erratic” winds reach the area on Wednesday. / Timberbiz
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  • Help for business impacted by Tasmanian bushfires

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Business Tasmania is a Tasmanian Government service which provides the business community with a range of support and assistance. In times of extreme weather events or other emergencies, Business Tasmania can help impacted businesses access necessary information and services. / Timberbiz
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  • Second Blue Mountains fire in two years demands new thinking

    Etiketter: Wood
    Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) chief executive officer Ross Hampton has called on the Federal Government to trial the effectiveness of machinery removal of understory bush and competing trees in an attempt to find new solutions to reducing the intensity of bushfires. / Timberbiz
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  • Study says biomass reduction lessens bushfire risk and costs

    Etiketter: Wood
    A new study confirms that removing fuel from our bush can massively reduce the economic costs from bushfires. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry industry faces millions of dollars worth of damage

    Etiketter: Forestry
    THE forestry industry is facing multi-million dollar losses after bushfires swept through more than 1200 hectares of pine plantations in southwest Victoria over the past few days. Although losses are currently estimated to be more than $2m, Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP) managing director Laurie Hein yesterday said the figure was a conservative guess. / The Border Watch
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  • Nation on high alert as bushfires spread across three states in Australia

    Etiketter: Forestry
    HOMES have been destroyed in Victoria and NSW, others are under threat and there are now fears that the relief of a cool change will bring a wind a change that could make the bushfire situation even worse. / news.com.au
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