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A forested plot in Thailand’s Doi Suthep Pui National Park, formerly burnt over, after 12 years of restoration. Forru/Wikipedia

Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

Planting trees is a popular way to do something for nature, but putting seedlings in the ground is just the first step. And without long-term care, those sprouts may not last.
Rohan Clarke

We modelled the future of Leadbeater’s possum habitat and found bushfires, not logging, pose the greatest threat

As climate change increases the frequency and scale of bushfires, our models suggest the habitats in Victoria's Central Highlands may be hard to come by.
Prescribed burning in thinned silver top ash forest. Forest thinning should be one way we tackle fire management and forest resilience, but we need more research to understand the best way to go about it. Chris Weston

Forest thinning is controversial, but it shouldn’t be ruled out for managing bushfires

Forest thinning is a good way to lower the risk of fire, but there are potential downsides.
Researchers have uncovered what appears to be widespread logging of steep slopes in Victoria, which has the potential to damage critical water supplies. Chris Taylor

Researchers allege native logging breaches that threaten the water we drink

Researchers have uncovered what appears to be widespread logging of steep slopes in Victoria, which has the potential to damage critical water supplies.

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