Logging in Victoria’s native forests
Posted on: Tue 7 Dec 2021
Victoria’s lush native forests are logged by the state government-owned VicForests. They have a sustainability pitch that claims that every tree they remove is grown back, and argue that the wood they sell is “the ultimate renewable resource”.
However, this claim has been undermined by evidence to the contrary. To gain a better picture of the situation, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Margaret Blakers, who is an independent researcher and conservationist. She was a founding member of the Victorian Greens and has campaigned for years to stop native forestry.
Produced by Des Lawrence