A national conservation organisation is calling on North East landholders impacted by bushfires to keep as much fallen wood on the ground as possible.
Trust For Nature said if property owners leave the burnt trees where they lay it will help with the natural recovery of ecosystems and survival of wildlife.
Conservation science advisor Doug Robinson said as a landholder it can be "disheartening" to see lots of burnt timber on the ground and it can look messy.
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"But wildlife, fungi and plants need this woody habitat now more than ever," he said.
"Animals need hollow logs to live in and fallen tree trunks to hide under-particularly when landscapes can be bare and leave animals exposed to predators."
Trust for Nature believe about 46 properties with conservation covenants have been impacted by fires in both north east Victoria and East Gippsland.