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LETTER: Strategy or environmental vandalism?

Sir, – It was with interest that I read Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke’s explanation of widespread strategic paddock burns and that it was playing a key a role in sustainable and productive broadacre farm management – The Weekly Advertiser, April 26.
I’m hopeful that Mr Jochinke can enlighten me as to how the scorched, singed and sometimes total destruction of 100 to 200-year-old native trees fits into the strategic plan of sustainable farming.
I’m also led to believe there are regulations as to stubble burns that provide protection of native trees, which appear generally not adhered to, and would this lack of protection to conserve native trees before a stubble burn by some of the farming fraternity, fall into the environmental vandalism category?
Colin McKenzie

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