Wet eucalyptus logging in Tasmania increases bushfire risk, UTAS paper finds

Adam Holmes
Updated October 6 2021 - 4:44pm, first published 4:15pm
Wet eucalyptus forest is subjected to logging in various parts of Tasmania, but new research suggests this could result in an increased risk of bushfire. Pictures: Craig George
Wet eucalyptus forest is subjected to logging in various parts of Tasmania, but new research suggests this could result in an increased risk of bushfire. Pictures: Craig George

A University of Tasmania paper has found that widespread logging can increase landscape-scale fire risk in tall wet eucalyptus forest, backing up similar findings made in a retracted study from last year.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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