Post-logging burns and Greenhouse

Sunday, April 3, 2005

There are 200 tonnes of tree remains and biomass burnt per hectare in a logged forest, that equals about 730 tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gases.

survey rd regen burn East Gippsland

Survey Rd 'regeneration' burn East Gippsland

The average car emits 6 tonnes a year. A peer reviewed scientific study shows that around 1000 tonnes of greenhouse gases are emitted for one hectare logged in rich forests like the Styx valley in Tasmania. If 1000 hectares of that old growth forest was logged and burned it would produce greenhouse gas emissions equal to the emissions of all the cars in Tasmania for one year!

In East Gippsland there have been between 6,000 and 10,000 ha on the logging plan each year.

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