Some of Queensland's birds under threat

To: 'Alan Gillanders' <>, Tom Tarrant <>, Lloyd Nielsen <>
Subject: Some of Queensland's birds under threat
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:29:52 +1100
Alan Gillanders wrote:

> I include a bit more information for those interested. My 
> main issue with any logging in this forest is not that they 
> will take the 'habitat trees', as they will be protected, but 
> that we are already missing an age class or two of potential 
> den trees. For over thirty years (but not every year) some of 
> us have been raking around the old scarred den trees to 
> protect them from fire. If the tall gums are harvested it 

I haven't heard of this raking technique before, Alan. Does this have the same 
effect as fuel reduction burns? How large an area do you rake, and what do you 
do with the stuff you rake up?

Peter Shute
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