Raking around Den Trees was Some of Queensland's birds under threat

To: "Peter Shute" <>
Subject: Raking around Den Trees was Some of Queensland's birds under threat
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:42:00 +1000
Peter, it is more targeted but more energy sapping than fuel reduction burns. We rake around the trees for two metres and spread the debris further afield. On steep slopes we rake further than the two metres down slope and around some trees dear to out hearts we do a bit more too. Trees with even small fires scars a vulnerable to even slow moving cool burns as they naturally build up their own debris around their bases which can set the fire intruding further. As the trees we worry about have been through many fires and have the scars to prove it a single hot fire could bring them down.


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