Firewood Collection

Leave dead and fallen trees alone

Dead trees – especially those that contain hollows – and fallen timber are vital habitat for animals, including a number of threatened species.

People often target dead and fallen trees when collecting fuel for wood heaters, as they are dry and can be burnt immediately. But these trees provide homes for native animals and also play an essential role in forest and woodland nutrient cycles. For ecosystems, dead wood is as important as the living canopy, leaf litter and soil.

Firewood collection on public land

Collecting firewood isn’t just ‘cleaning up’ the bush – it has serious ecological consequences. Because of this, we don’t allow collection of firewood on Council land.