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Episode 2 - Going Bush

DATE 10/02/2012

In Episode Two of Going Bush the boys investigate the future of timber production … not using a crystal ball but armed with Forestry Tasmania’s Innovation Plan.

The on-going challenge of getting more from less has Forestry Tasmania looking further into maximising returns from its resource by increasing recovery rates from logs and investigating a range of new engineered timber products and rayon production for clothing.

On the other side of Bass Strait they hear a scientific explanation of how the rare long-footed poteroo likes the regenerating forests of East Gippsland just as much as untouched bushland.

And, indulging their passion for all things fishing, they make a nostalgic visit to Bermagui, not to wet a line, but to see how the controversial harvesting of a nearby forest has resulted in the creation of a new focal point for the town.

The natural log pillars and timber cladding and decks, milled just down the road at Eden, of the Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-op underline the South Coast’s joint heritage of timber getting and fishing.


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Shirleen Ferris, Hyland Park NSW
Scott Chiffey, Claremont TAS
Dean, Hazelwood NTH VIC
Melissa Loring, New Town TAS
Kenneth Bull, Taree NSW
Jason Smith, Sisters Beach TAS
Allan Crothers, Wodonga VIC
Anne Allen, Mowbray TAS
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