As a young 'forester', I know all too well that forests aren't something that everyone gets that excited about all that often, and launching a blog on the subject seems destined to the infamous Annals Of Failed Blogs. However, the passion and fury that erupt when push-comes-to-bulldozer has helped decide numerous federal elections of late. The sad fact is that Australian foresters seem perennially unable to communicate the often complicated ideas and issues at the heart of forests and their management. This blog is an attempt at the first steps at maybe opening the debate up more and allow public exploration of issues traditionally dominated by vested interests and political affiliations. Impressive, huh? And in case you were wondering - Yes, I do have a beard.