Book launch

The Forest Wars: David Lindenmayer

Since colonisation, Australians have been frantically logging our native forests as if our lives depend on it.

Our lives do depend on the forests — but on keeping them, not destroying them.

In The Forest Wars (2024), world-leading forest expert Professor David Lindenmayer AO uncovers the grim truth about what is happening in our tall eucalypt forests.

The book lifts the lid on destruction of native forests by government corporations and the logging industry that is making bushfires worse, killing wildlife and costing taxpayers millions, for the sake of woodchips for export.

Professor Lindenmayer reveals an unholy alliance between state forestry, the timber industry and some unions.

Industry has been known to intimidate some people that have questioned what they are doing. Worse still, even where native forest logging is supposedly ending, efforts are being made to continue under a different guise.

Forests purify our drinking water. Forests are our best hope to reduce carbon emissions. Forests preserve biodiversity.

It's time we realised the value of leaving native forests standing.

Celebrate Professor David Lindenmayer’s latest book in-person this April.

Please join David at the following events – watch this space for more soon:

Wednesday 10 April – Balwyn Park Centre, Balwyn with Lighter Footprints

Saturday 13 April – Torquay (details coming soon)

Sunday 14 April – The Memo, Healesville with Yarra Ranges Council

Wednesday 29 May – Borderlands Cooperative, Footscray with Climate Action Maribyrnong

Thursday 30 May – Hampton Uniting Church, Hampton with Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group

Thursday 30 May – Brighton with Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group (details coming soon)

Internationally renowned ecologist

Author of 48 books including 2021’s The Great Forest, Prof Lindenmayer is ranked among Australia's top 50 scientists, having led some of the largest scale environmental research programs in Australia for over four decades.

Don’t miss these opportunities to join him in conversation on the future of our forests.

“In the face of all the lies and industry spin, an evidence-based account that’s clear, humane, and trustworthy.” – Tim Winton

You can also purchase The Forest Wars now via Allen and Unwin.