Bob Brown charge, ban over giant tree logging protest

By Tracey Ferrier
The New Daily
February 19, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Bob Brown

TASMANIA — Veteran environmentalist Bob Brown says he’s been banned from all state forests after being charged over a protest in defence of Tasmania’s giant trees. The former federal leader of the Greens and six supporters spent Sunday night at a logging site in the Styx Valley after harvesting machines moved in about a week ago. Tasmania Police were called on Monday and Dr Brown has been charged with trespass, alongside two supporters who locked themselves onto machinery. …“Last week there was a brilliant ancient forest dating right back to the dinosaurs. This week it is a squalid … graveyard of a forest. It’s appalling.” He says the logging could end tomorrow if the state and federal governments mustered the political will. …Sustainable Timber Tasmania says the felled trees were not giants … they must be taller than 85m, or greater than 4m in diameter at a point about 1.3m above ground level.

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