seb146 wrote:When I was younger, there were tales from Australia about sheep stations. At the same time, there were wars (figurative) in the Western United States fought between cattle ranchers and sheep ranchers. Sheep and cattle were (still are) big business here. Grazing land for both and all that.
Apropos of nothing: I am having deja vu. I saw this post happening years ago. It just hit me. You're welcome.
A101 wrote:Goats on frontline to help prevent another New South Wales Black Summer of bushfires
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-04/ ... 0bushfires
Hopefully they are de-sexed so they do not multiply if they escape and become a bigger pest in places
hh65man wrote:It will be interesting to follow. One thing they should do is allow home owners to clear their property of trees out to a further distance. Below is a excerpt from the Blue Mountains council concerning the pruning, cutting of trees. My neighbor received a hefty fine for cutting down a dead tree which was near falling over. Needless to say the time a bushfire swept through my area you could hear chainsaws every where going hammer and tong. Embers nearly the size of baseballs were being carried aloft and landing everywhere. By allowing people to remove trees further away from home would be a step in the right direction also, along with trying out goats to preventing the spread of fires and would save many a home.
When a permit is required
Trees and vegetation are protected under legislation and planning policies. You will need a permit from Council to:
Remove or prune any mallee Eucalyptus species, irrespective of dimensions , with such a tree having multiple leader stems with a height generally not exceeding (6) six metres , originating from a single trunk at or near ground level.
Remove or prune a tree that is 4 or more metres in height and/or has a crown spread of more than 4 metres.
Remove or prune any mallee formed Eucalyptus species, irrespective of size.
Clear natural vegetation or regenerating indigenous vegetation including shrubs and ground layer vegetation.
Clear vegetation affected by a complying development certificate.
Remove trees or clear vegetation within a heritage conservation area, on heritage listed properties and on land which an Aboriginal object is located or the land is an Aboriginal place of heritage significance.
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