4 Dec 2023

Cyclones Gabrielle and Gale leave harvested pine land bare

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 4 December 2023

Forestry owners hit by devastating cyclones this year have been given extra time to replant so they won't have to repay millions of dollars in carbon credits.

The land can stay bare for an extra three years if needed, but it's raised questions about whether the areas could fare better next time if there was more native forest.

Climate change correspondent Eloise Gibson reports.