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Following the recent occupation of  Forestry Coupe TN034G by ‘Forest Defenders’ from the Bob Brown Foundation; this coming Sunday 16 August is an opportunity for members of the public to visit and see for themselves the grandeur of the ancient forest in the Styx Valley. In just a two minute walk from this tea station […]

Following the recent occupation of  Forestry Coupe TN034G by ‘Forest Defenders’ from the Bob Brown Foundation; this coming Sunday 16 August is an opportunity for members of the public to visit and see for themselves the grandeur of the ancient forest in the Styx Valley.

In just a two minute walk from this tea station you will be up close to one of the Giant Trees in this Coupe.

Coupe TN034G is located 4 kms down the Styx Road and is within a 10 km drive of Maydena.


According to the Sustainable Timbers Tasmania own Three Year Wood Production Plan 2020/21 to 2022/23 of July 2020, this 23.86 hectares of old growth forest is slated to be clear felled for woodchip, veneer and peeler logs within the next ten months.

In a media release 3 August 2020 from Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources, he stated: “STT does not harvest Giant Trees and has no immediate plans to harvest any coupe adjacent to the Styx Rd, or close the road.”

TN034G is however adjacent to the Styx Road and this Coupe contains up to 25% rain forest and it does feature Giant Trees.

Just down the hill is TN034F which was clear felled in 2016 and what remains today is clearly visible on this drive to TN034G.

Picture of Coupe TN034F taken 9 August 2020 which was logged in 2016.

Volunteers from the Bob Brown Foundation, The Wilderness Society, Forest Watch, Extinction Rebellion and The Tree Projects will be on site on Sunday to answer any questions, offer a cup of tea, and to share their knowledge and explain why it is important these ancient rain forest coupes should not be logged.

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For a Facebook link and Google Map bit.ly/styxday

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/08/visit-the-styx-valley-sunday-16-august/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visit-the-styx-valley-sunday-16-august

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