It is not being reported that the so called ‘tree-sitters’ are actually ‘human booby traps’. If you look at the pictures you can see that the tree platforms, high-up in the giant gums are connected to the new road by scores of cables and counter weights. To me it appears that any vehicle entry to this road is going to result in a human fatality. The situation in the Upper Florentine highlights the tragic result of failed forest management in Tasmania.
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