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Native forest logging makes bushfires worse – and to say otherwise ignores the facts

By Philip Zylstra, Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University, Honorary Fellow at University of Wollongong, University of Wollongong
Grant Wardell-Johnson, Associate Professor, Environmental Biology, Curtin University
James Watson, Professor, The University of Queensland
Michelle Ward, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
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They overlook a vast body of evidence that crown fire – the most extreme type of fire behaviour in which tree canopies burn - is more likely in logged native forests.


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