Bushfire recovery efforts
3,000 defence reservists have been deployed to assist with the bushfire recovery efforts. The team here at Arbortrim are so proud that Julian Vickers, one of our trainers is one of them using his skills as an arborist.
The killer trees of Gippsland are not hard to find.
They are dotted along hundreds of kilometres of roads, their scorched trunks marked in spray paint with a big yellow “K”.
“Killer trees” are exactly what their name suggests; tall timber, so badly damaged in the fires that they could fall onto the road at any time.
“There’d probably be about two, three tons of weight coming down on you. It’s not going to end well,” Jules Vickers told the ABC.