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Don't Trash the Mountain Ash

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Don’t Trash Mountain Ash

The Mountain Ash Forests of the Central Highlands are Victoria’s Great Barrier Reef and similarly threatened. These majestic trees are the tallest flowering plants in the world.

Despite large areas of forest burnt in the 2009 and previous wildfires, VicForests is clear-fell logging whole mountain ranges, incredibly steep slopes and valleys, mostly to make Reflex paper.

Clear-fell logging destroys the original biodiversity of the Mountain Ash forest. This complex habitat is being lost forever, with far-reaching consequences for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum and other plants and animals.

Also threatened is Victoria’s heritage listed first hydro-electricity scheme in the Rubicon State Forest, the headwaters of the iconic Snobs Creek fish hatchery and opportunities for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the bush.

It is so unnecessary! Paper can be made from sustainable plantations creating lots of new jobs.

Last October a parliamentary committee recommended Plantations on farmland rather than clear-fell logging. Despite better alternatives, the Andrews government keeps to its jobs mantra and subsidises the plunder of Victoria’s Mountain Ash without regard for future generations, biodiversity and climate change. 


Daniel Andrews and all politicians Please stop clear-fell logging Victoria’s Mountain Ash forests. Declare the promised Great Forest National Park as a heritage for future generations.

Boycott Reflex paper

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