Spring firewood season opens
THE spring firewood season has officially begun, with land opened to public collection as of last Friday.
Acting regional forest management and roading coordinator, Dave Pasztaleniec, said it was important people remembered spring collection was not a free-for-all.
“It’s important that people only collect firewood from designated firewood collection areas, and stay within collection limits,” he said.
“This includes taking a maximum of two cubic metres per person per day, and a maximum of 16 cubic metres per household per financial year.
“Some designated firewood collection areas may not open at the beginning of the spring 2017 firewood season for various reasons, including supply or accessibility due to wet conditions.”
Firewood collection is only permitted on public land during designated times of the year and from designated firewood collection areas.
The felling of trees for firewood is strictly prohibited.
“It is also illegal to sell firewood collected on public land without an appropriate permit, or licence or to take more than the allowed amount,” Mr Pasztaleniec said.
More information and updates about firewood collection, including the location of firewood coupes, can be found online at www.ffm. vic.gov.au/firewood/firewoodcollection-in-your-area.
OPEN: The spring firewood collection season has begun.