$2.6 million to clean up plantation blue gum weeds after bushfires

Stan Gorton
By Stan Gorton
Updated December 17 2021 - 2:49am, first published 2:18am
BURNED PLANTATIONS: Burned blue gum timber plantations and sprouting blue gum seedling off Church Road on western Kangaroo Island months after the 2019/2020 fires. Photo: Stan Gorton

State and federal governments will provide $2.6 million to address the growing environmental disaster of non-native blue gum and pine trees spreading from timber plantations destroyed in recent fires.

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Stan Gorton

Stan Gorton

Journalist

Walkley-nominated journalist based at The Islander on Kangaroo Island with an interest in the local community and the environment.