Campers will be safer following the completion of hazardous tree works at two popular camping grounds near Jamieson.

The works included the removal of dangerous limbs and trees at Running Creek Camping Reserve and Skipworth Reserve as part of the Victorian Government’s Public Safety on Public Land program.

“Both reserves are popular sites for campers and day visitors, and we want to make sure the public is as safe as possible when they visit these beautiful areas,” Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) Goulburn District Manager, Scott Edwards, said. Tree assessments were carried out by arborists to determine potential risks at both Running Creek Camping Reserve and Skipworth Reserve.

“Works ranged from cutting off dead branches and limbs, to tree removal, both reducing the risk to people visiting the sites.

“Having professional arborists undertake the work greatly reduced the overall damage to the trees,” said Mr Edwards.

“Both camping areas were priority sites for the works due to the dense tree canopy and the high number of dead limbs.”

Other hazardous tree works will also take place at campgrounds near Edi, Murrindindi and along the Howqua, Goulburn and Delatite Rivers.

The Victorian Government’s Public Safety on Public Land program aims to reduce the risk to forest and park users along forest roads and at recreation sites, as well as to land management staff and emergency response agencies.

For more information, and to help plan your trip to any of our State forest camping and recreation sites, visit: https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/visiting-state-forests , or download the More to Explore App (now available for Android phones).