New Tree Sit in Tasmanian Old Growth

15 Jul

By Rosemary Bolger / The Examiner

Anti-forestry activists have erected a tree sit to halt logging in Tasmania’s far south.

Huon Valley Environment Centre’s Jenny Weber says the wood from the old growth is destined for timber processor Ta Ann Tasmania. 

”The tree sit structure is attached to the logging machines, halting them from continuing logging today,” Ms Weber said. 

The protest again involves members of the Australian Student Environment Network who also shut down Ta Ann’s Smithton mill on Friday. 

The Smithton action was condemned by peak environment groups who negotiated the forestry peace deal which will lead to 504,000 hectares of forests being protected. 

However, it is up to the Legislative Council to approve a protection order for the future reserves. MLCs will make their decision after considering how effective the legislation has been, including the impact of ongoing protests on Tasmania’s wood markets. 

Ta Ann Tasmania has repeatedly denied using wood from old-growth forests. 

5 Responses to “New Tree Sit in Tasmanian Old Growth”

  1. narhvalur July 16, 2013 at 12:12 am #

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