|Seen near the paper mill on the Derwent|
|This remnant of Eucalyptus Regnans weighs 30 tonnes.|
The sign on this log says that when this tree was a sapling, Elizabeth I was still on the throne and Tasmania had not yet been 'discovered.'
|I was pleased to see this small shoot. Nature fights back.|
While some of the known trees are now on a register of noble trees and may not be logged, many more are still being felled for woodchips to be used for mundane products as toilet paper and newsprint. The ones in Victoria go into Reflex copy paper. Wouldn't mind so much if they were occasionally used for something more lasting - items such as cradles, furniture and housing, from which many generations would benefit and which would provide much longer employment.