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Free field day covers farm forestry

Learn about species selection, timber products, weed management, infrastructure planning and construction, site preparation, plantation layout and maintenance requirements.
The field day will focus on integrating timber plantations into your farm and your lifestyle. The field day will take place on a cattle and timber farm beside the Mary River. The property integrates beef production, plantation and native forest timber production and revegetation.
Required for the day are hat, covered shoes, long pants, water and a packed lunch. RSVP to (07) 5483 6535 or email [email protected] A locality map and directions to the property will be provided when you RSVP.
This free field day (from 9am to 2pm) is a pre-requisite for landholders wishing to take part in the Re-forest.net Incentive Program. The incentive program is helping landholders to establish and manage timber plantations using best practice planning and management techniques
2011 Education Program
For bookings or further information about workshops email [email protected], check out the www.re-forest.net webpage, phone the office on (07)54836535 or contact Kaara Shaw on 0488 080 566
Property Planning Workshop 26 February 9 am – 2 pm Moy Pocket, Mary Valley
Integrating farm forestry on your property, infrastructure planning and construction, weed management, species selection, basic farm forestry planning and implementation.
Property Planning Workshop 26 March 9 am – 2 pm Brisbane west
Integrating farm forestry on your property, infrastructure planning and construction, weed management, species selection, basic farm forestry planning and implementation.
Plantation Establishment Field Day 30 April 9 am -2 pm To be confirmed
Plantation establishment processes and first 12 months of management: site preparation, planting, weed control, seedling handling, form and access pruning, fencing, slashing and pest management.
Annual Farm Forestry Bus Trip 23 July 8 am – 5 pm Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Cost: $25 per person includes morning tea and gourmet BBQ lunch
Tour farm forestry developments in the Sunhsine Coast Hinterland. See newly established plantations, older plantations, native forest management, revegetation and timber processing. View successes and failures. Meet other farm foresters and see for yourself, the potential of farm forestry for your property.
Pruning and Thinning Field Day 20 August 9 am – 2 pm To be confirmed
Learn how to prune and thin your hardwood plantation. Species selection for thinning. Stocking rates, pruning techniques, equipment technique. See a practical demonstration of marking trees for retention, falling trees and pruning.
Property Planning Workshop 10 September 9 am – 2 pm To be confirmed
Integrating farm forestry on your property, infrastructure planning and construction, weed management, species selection, basic farm forestry planning and implementation.
Plantation Establishment Field Day 15 October 9 am -2 pm To be confirmed
Plantation establishment processes and first 12 months of management: site preparation, planting, weed control, seedling handling, form and access pruning, fencing, slashing and pest management.