Murray Drechsle, Mullumbimby
Now don’t get me wrong I love planting trees, it’s great exercise and very grounding.
But if you are planting koala habitat trees thinking that is all that is needed to save koalas, you’re very much wrong. Without defending unburnt, old growth native forest you’re just doing it to feel good, living with a false sense of security. Not to mention sending koalas and all native species and us humans to our extinction.
Right now the NSW government and Forestry Corporation are logging old growth native forest for a whopping $28 per hectare profit.
So by the time the koala habitat trees you’ve planted are old enough to support koalas they will be extinct, along with many other native animals. Without intact unburnt old growth native forest, we are well and truly fucked.
We are not defending nature. We are nature defending ourselves.
Old growth, fucken oath!