The saplings from River Redgums are being removed from Barmah Forest to protect the site's international environmental significance.

River redgum saplings removed

A work crew from the traditional owners of the forest, The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, has been busy cutting down the saplings for a number of months. The program is designed to protect native grasses which fail to grow under the canopy of the large redgum trees.

Listen to why our resident Barmah Forest expert Keith Ward believes the program is necessary.

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