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Ask RiotACT: Illegal tree felling at Flea Creek

By BaBCanberran - 14 August 2017 4

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Hello fellow Berrans,

I haven’t seen much if any attention at all about this incident so I thought I’d post here and see if anyone had any information about it.

There are some beautiful landscapes right outside our backyards in the Brindabellas, and one of these beautiful spots which are 4WD accessible only is Flea Creek. It has come to the attention of the council and people who come to this place to enjoy it, that an unknown individual has come out and illegally felled at least 5 huge Casuarina trees with their own chainsaw for no apparent reason and with NO Permission. These trees were majestic and old and just like that have been killed by an individual with no respect or care. It’s both infuriating and deeply saddening. If anyone has any info about this, or have heard down the grapevine about someone who went out there to cut down trees, please contact the council with this information or the appropriate people who can further investigate. Feel free to post this on 4WD adventure sites. Let’s help keep these beautiful places preserved.

Places to call with any information:

Crime stoppers – 1800 333 000
Canberra Connect 13 22 81

Cheers

K.

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Ask RiotACT: Illegal tree felling at Flea Creek
BaBCanberran 1:41 pm 18 Aug 17

Maya123 said :

Is the wood being removed, or the trees just chopped and left?

Not too sure. if the wood was used or left. There’s a chance it was used for a fire since this incident was a good year ago. But the point being it was illegal to cut or remove these trees for either fire wood or just for the sake of it.

Maya123 5:12 pm 15 Aug 17

Is the wood being removed, or the trees just chopped and left?

BaBCanberran 4:54 pm 15 Aug 17

Milo11 said :

I know there were 2 huge trees illegally felled up there last year sometime but never heard if anyone was ever caught for it, is this the incident you are talking about or has there been another incident more recently?

Yep, this is the incident. Three were felled at that time but two more appear to have been affected since then. And as far as it goes, no one has been held responsible for it yet.

Milo11 11:18 am 15 Aug 17

I know there were 2 huge trees illegally felled up there last year sometime but never heard if anyone was ever caught for it, is this the incident you are talking about or has there been another incident more recently?

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