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SUMMARY The vibration of chain saws has caused Raynaud's Phenomenon and it possibly causes other damage to chain saw users. Some manufacturers are fitting their saws with anti-vibration handles in an endeavour to reduce the damaging effects of vibration. The vibration characteristics of twelve...
SUMMARY Virgin forests of mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell.) have all originated after wild fires. Similarly, natural regeneration after logging is promoted by burning in later summer to kill the undergrowth and prepare a receptive seed bed, and providing for adequate and timely seed...
SUMMARY The non-timber products of Australian forests are being increasingly demanded by the public. Foresters must show that they can consciously produce these products, one of which is birds, if they wish to continue as managers of all forested land. Bird habitat, bird behaviour and the...
SUMMARY Heart cracks developed in the end faces of small round specimens of red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn) independently of drying stresses and other factors such as the impact force of the tree striking the ground. It is concluded that the cracks were initiated principally as the...
SUMMARY Information on litter accumulation is necessary for planning prescribed burning and fire suppression in the jarrah and karri forests of Western Australia. This study related litter weight to time since the last prescribed bum and to density of the forest canopy. Neither time nor canopy...
SUMMARY The purple-crowned lorikeet appears to be adapted to a diet of eucalypt pollen and nectar. The implications of this and the possible role of the bird in eucalypt pollination are discussed.
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