There are numerous protected areas in Gippsland, and the Morwell National Park is quite interesting to see. But there’s one thing that cannot be protected against, and that’s the bush fires, as the blackened trunks of these forestry planted trees near Churchill show.
We drove through Mirboo North, Darlimurla and Boolarra after the devastating bush fires in February 2009.
These car wrecks and masses of other rubbish were stored close to a fibro clad home in dense bushland at Darlimurla.
Miraculously, the home was only slightly burnt along the carport. You have to wonder if the owners had any thought about the risk of fire to their property!
Credit must go to the fire fighters who worked tirelessly to save these dwellings, no matter how little they had prepared for such an event.
Each summer we are warned throut the media to prepare our properties for fire…the climate and geography in Australia contribute…the risks of bush fire are higher than in any other country…and our ‘tree-change’ lifestyle choices to build in dense bushland and at the end of narrow tracks, make it even more dangerous!