How's this little gem from the state budget -
"The Government will provide $7 million over two years to remove trees destroyed by previous bushfires and help improve the safety for people who access public land. This program will focus on the Alpine and Mountain Ash forest areas in eastern Victoria."
This has never been a problem in the past and there are dead trees still standing strong and tall from the '39 fires.
But hey - we have such a caring government, so concerned for public safety. Oh - and it provides a mountain of dry dead wood for ... burning in power stations? Let's see.