Tasmanian photographer Steve Pearce spent several days climbing great heights to capture the perfect Tree Project Portrait of a 250-year-old Blackbutt near Bellingen, to show communities what they have. The tree is set to be logged under new NSW Coastal Logging Laws????
Steve's interest in the area was sparked after seeing photos of the forest on the Facebook page of a local member of the Bellingen Environment Centre, Jonas Bellchambers
"It's one of the only good patches of old growth in that area of the horseshoe, and it straddles a ridge in the headwaters of the Kalang river," Mr Bellchambers said.
"Locals and members of The Bellingen Environment Centre have been spending more time out there exploring ever since NSW Government announced plans to log the area. So far we have found endangered Rufous Scrub Birds, Koalas, and some massive trees. It's just a rare little ecosystem that stands out in the area."