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From: Richard Sanders [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]

The tallest flowering plants in the world are in Tasmania (Australia). The 
trees in the Styx valley are the second tallest trees on the planet - just 
behind the giant redwoods in California. These trees average 500 years of 
age. One of these Eucalyptus regnans, which means 'king of the eucalypts' 
measured 134 metres in height and is registered in the Guinness Book of 
Records as the world's tallest tree. Please help to save this living 
breathing forest of giants.

These magnificent forests are being logged for woodchips for the Japanese 
paper mills by the Howard Government and the Tasmanian State ALP 
Government. The Wilderness Society and the Greens in Tasmania are fighting 
back with the best weapon they know - public opinion. Each weekend, the 
Society hosts busloads of visitors to the Valley of the Giants. Pictures of 
the splendour, as well as the slaughter, of these forests are being sent to 
scientists, politicians and environment groups around the world. The aim is 
to have the Howard Government and Labor Opposition drop their support for 
logging and, united, declare the Valley of the Giants a national park and 
World Heritage Area.

           There is a beautiful collection of photos of these trees at:
           Please sign the petition to save them from logging, at:
           Please pass this on, and perhaps the massacre can be stopped.


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