Researchers investigate retained trees impacted by forestry operations
We engaged leading researchers at Western Sydney University to investigate different levels of tree damage that may occur during forestry operations.
The researchers worked closely with Forestry Corporation of NSW and the Environment Protection Authority field staff to develop a practical and shared understanding of how different types and levels of injury affect different types of retained trees. Many species respond to injury in a similar manner to natural disturbances such as fire, drought and storms. The researchers have advised on a pathway towards setting objective thresholds for damage to retained trees.