Ending native forest logging in Victoria is long overdue. Australia must protect its precious trees | David Lindenmayer and Chris Taylor

By the end of the year, Victoria’s trouble-plagued native forest industry will end – six years ahead of schedule. The state’s mountain ash forests and endangered wildlife will at last be safe from chainsaws. And there will be no shortage of wood – there’s more than enough plantation timber to fill the gap.

Yesterday’s announcement by the premier, Daniel Andrews, is excellent news for forests, the state’s economy and its threatened species. We congratulate the Victorian government for this decision.

Ending native forest logging is long overdue. For decades, we’ve known of how…

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