Wood Smoke Stories

Wood heaters and planned burns

The smoke from a neighbour’s wood heater fills the house every day during cool weather. If we forget to close the windows one comes home to a house full of smoke. There's a lot of coughing here and the smell permeates everything.

Planned burns by government reduce the air quality for days on end, and destroy the bush and creatures that live within.

Science has proved that the bush doesn’t have time to regenerate between burns, yet this outdated practice persists. Science has shown that burning the bush makes it more flammable, yet here we are choking on the ashes of our heritage. No wonder we’re the world leader of mammal extinctions.

Australia, lift your game.