An outsider’s journey through selective truths
Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests
by Anna Krien
Black Inc., $29.95 pb, 311 pp, 9781863954877
On the day that I finished reading Into the Woods, I opened the newspaper to a report that Gunns was withdrawing from native forest logging to base its future business entirely on plantation-grown timber. Given that Gunns controls almost eighty-five per cent of the wood products traded in Tasmania, this has raised hopes of an end to the decades-old forest war in the island-state.