After a major fire, work continues for forestry employees in the
salvage operation. It is important to retrieve as much timber
as possible which is a challenging task. Then the hard work of
restoring the land and replanting begins. Looking after the
land after such devastating fires draws on all the technical and
specialist expertise available.
For the forester, fire is both friend and foe. It regenerates
native forests, and yet also devastates communities. As the
protectors of the forest, the forestry employees and their
communities understand and accept this finely tuned balance.