Firebreaks and fuel reduction essential

The old Victorian Forest Commission supervised the construction and maintenance of fire access trails wide enough to form fire breaks throughout all State forests.

Most importantly, the commission recommended controlled burning-off in the cooler seasons to reduce fuel on the forest floor. It also recommended that these blocks be logged so that the forest did not become over-mature and leave millions of dead trees still standing waiting to burn.

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