Damning report exposes devastating long-term impacts of logging
A shocking report has exposed 1 in 3 areas logged fail to regenerate after logging - for Ash type forests half fail to regenerate after 3 years. The report, After the Logging, Failing to regrow Victoria's forests was co-published by 19 environment groups from across Victoria, and shows the catastrophic impact logging is having on forests across the state.
The report After the Logging, released November 30 2021 finds:
- 30 percent of logging coupes are failing to regenerate within three years, double the percentage VicForests publicly claims.
- In Mountain Ash forests, 50% of logging coupes are failing to regenerate within three years
- Even logging coupes that have passed the test for successful regeneration are failing to to grow into forests. Ground checks and drone footage reveal weed-infested grasslands, blackberry patches and stands of wattles not eucalypts.