The amateur lumberjacks of Gungahlin Hill, AND Trailblazing is easier with spray paint!

johnboy 24 August 2012 13

Territory and Municipal Services are displeased with some of you:

The ACT Government today urged members of the public to be vigilant in reporting any acts of vandalism in our reserves and open spaces. This follows several incidences of trees being cut down in nature reserves as well as people painting trees and rocks.

“Our nature reserves are for people to enjoy so it is very disappointing when rangers find trees cut down, facilities damaged and paint on trees and rocks,” said Shelley Swain, Acting Manager, North District, Parks and Conservation Service.

“Unfortunately several times this year our rangers have found trees cut down in our nature reserves, most recently in Gungahlin Hill Nature Reserve. It seems people are deciding to go and get their own firewood by cutting down trees which is very disappointing, not to mention potentially dangerous.

“I’d also remind Canberrans they cannot go into nature reserves and collect wood. This forms vital functions in the ecosystem, including animal habitat, returning nutrients to the soil and encouraging revegetation.

“Fines of up to $5500 apply under the Nature Conservation Act 1980 for cutting down trees or removing wood from reserves.

“We’ve also found a recent trend of people undertaking events in nature reserves and painting arrows and other marks on trees and rocks. Clearly this can spoil the amenity of the surrounding area. Canberrans are reminded that all events, no matter how small, held in our nature reserves must first be approved through the Parks and Conservation Service.

We’re sure you’ll all be filing works approval forms for your next picnic.


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13 Responses to The amateur lumberjacks of Gungahlin Hill, AND Trailblazing is easier with spray paint!
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eily eily 6:51 pm 24 Aug 12

So how long before the anti-woodfire brigade use this as another reason to get rid of woodfires?

tuco tuco 5:35 pm 24 Aug 12

With Sincere Regards,
Your Dick.

Your dick. Gets wood. Seems legit

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 4:57 pm 24 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

thus accumulating as humus.
.

mmmm hummus….

bundah bundah 3:19 pm 24 Aug 12

EvanJames said :

Is “incidences” a word?

Apparently the plural of incidence

EvanJames EvanJames 3:06 pm 24 Aug 12

Is “incidences” a word?

Antagonist Antagonist 2:53 pm 24 Aug 12

“I’d also remind Canberrans they cannot go into nature reserves and collect wood.”

Canberrans can go into nature reserves. Or Canberrans can collect wood. But not both. Somehow I don’t think that was the intended message …

HenryBG HenryBG 2:33 pm 24 Aug 12

p1 said :

HenryBG said :

Yeah – what we really need is for a huge new fuel build up so in a few years’ time another 500 houses burn down.

Yes. Except that only fuels less then about 5 or 10mm this actually contribute to bush fire danger. So unless these people are out raking leaves and mowing grass, you are a dick.

OK, so tell me this: which provides better fuel for bushfires:
– a reserve full of uninterfered-with accumulated dead standing trees and fallen boughs
– a reserve where the standing trees and fallen boughs have been removed and all the smaller bits are crushed up and laid flat against the ground, thus accumulating as humus.
?

With Sincere Regards,
Your Dick.

Jethro Jethro 2:28 pm 24 Aug 12

p1 said :

HenryBG said :

Yeah – what we really need is for a huge new fuel build up so in a few years’ time another 500 houses burn down.

Yes. Except that only fuels less then about 5 or 10mm this actually contribute to bush fire danger. So unless these people are out raking leaves and mowing grass, you are a dick.

I would say the question of whether or not he is a dick was settled long ago.

Aeek Aeek 1:48 pm 24 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

to stoke their authoritarian egos and sense of self-importance.

Pot or Kettle ?

p1 p1 1:24 pm 24 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

Yeah – what we really need is for a huge new fuel build up so in a few years’ time another 500 houses burn down.

Yes. Except that only fuels less then about 5 or 10mm this actually contribute to bush fire danger. So unless these people are out raking leaves and mowing grass, you are a dick.

HenryBG HenryBG 11:53 am 24 Aug 12

“I’d also remind Canberrans they cannot go into nature reserves and collect wood. This forms vital functions in the ecosystem, including animal habitat, returning nutrients to the soil and encouraging revegetation.

Yeah – what we really need is for a huge new fuel build up so in a few years’ time another 500 houses burn down.

Dead wood is fuel for bushfires. Not much “animal habitat” when a fire sweeps through.

If people need wood, the reserves should be run by Forestry to provide it. Not run by idiots who want people locked out of them to stoke their authoritarian egos and sense of self-importance.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:21 am 24 Aug 12

Pretty low act to cut down trees in a nature reserve. especially if they were not dead.
Find somebody with a property if you are sodesperate.

bundah bundah 10:02 am 24 Aug 12

Defacing trees and rocks with paint? I’m pointing the finger at naked frolicking pagans high on mead and blue meanies!

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