I thought this post deserved another bump! Amazing pictures, Gerry. Amazing operation, Graeme. It’s great to see this sort of stuff being documented. I thought some might be interested in a Tahune update.
Tasmania had quite a bad bushfire season 2018-2019, around 200,000 hectares burnt. One area burnt quite badly was the forest around the Tahune airwalk where one of the Sherbrooke Tree Services famous videos was filmed.
Arborists and other contractors worked for over a year to make it safe to open again.
I hadn’t been there since I was a child so thought we would go for a look, came around one corner on the airwalk and this spar looked familiar.
For scale the airwalk is roughly 30m in this section, I think the mature eucs around the airwalk average 60-70m.
Thanks for the bump! I haven't been down to Tahune since the fires, must do again.
I remember my first visit, it was just before you all removed that tree, then the next time it was gone. They made that spar into a 'wishing spar'. Chuck coins onto it, then the money went towards raptor rehab.
At 30m up on the airwalk, looking up higher into the trees and seeing pruning cuts....holeeee that's high!
On a tall trunk so rotten that it crumbles apart when it is bucked. One of the vids I saw when I began to seriously look at tree working. So impressive. And after these years of making it a living, it still scares me.