Firefighters work to save a Messmate in Victoria, Australia. Photo by Forest Fire Management Victoria.Chris Hardman, Chief Fire Officer for Forest Fire Management Victoria, distributed these photos of firefighters working to save a very large tree in Australia. Here is what he wrote:FFMVic Firefighters Henry Lohr and his team mates protected this really important community asset, an ancient Messmate near Bonang. I hope the work they have done clearing around the base and pumping 600ltrs of foam into the root area saves this tree.Messmate is a common name for a group of species of tree in the plant genus Eucalyptus. Firefighters work to save a Messmate in Victoria, Australia. Photo by Forest Fire Management Victoria.This was earlier this week, our crews creating stronger control lines south of the Pheasant Creek fire near Benambra. Great info Mik #VicFires pic.twitter.com/H6CpxjWLuc— Chris Hardman (@FFMVic_Chief) February 7, 2020
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