Monday, July 13, 2020
EST 2019

Category: WORLD

Don’t blame logging for bushfires

Our landscape-scale study was based on an area analysis of all age-classes of mountain ash forest that burnt in the 2009 Kilmore and Murrindindi fires. Our study demonstrated conclusively that the Kilmore and Murrindindi fires burnt through forests irrespective of their tenure. It mattered not if the forest was managed for timber harvesting or national park or any other value – all of these areas burnt with the exception of some young post-harvesting regrowth. It is equally obvious that the recent fires in 2019-20 burnt through hundreds of thousands of hectares of national parks, distant and remote from timber harvesting areas.

By Forestry Times , in OPINION WORLD , at June 28, 2020

Waratah Forestry Equipment launches the new H212 harvesting and processing head

The new H212 from Waratah Forestry Equipment is a lightweight, agile harvesting and processing head. Waratah’s smallest harvesting head, designed for 8-16 metric ton tracked carriers or 16-18 metric ton wheeled carriers, provides enhanced productivity for early thinning operations. The multi-purpose head can handle mixed hardwood and softwood stands as well as multi-tree harvesting, processing or debarking applications.

By Forestry Times , in WORLD , at June 15, 2020