HFFN

2021

30 April – 2 May – Tocal Field Days. We will have a stand in the community marquee. We met many interested people at Tocal. Great to see everyone out and about.

30 May – Field day on Bio-Diversity offsets. A great day with Hunter Ecology. Field day report coming soon.

8 August – Walk through a planted rainforest and  an ancient remnant rainforest – and we will have an AGM while we are there. RSVP to secretary@hffn.org.au

12 September – Saw Milling demonstration

24 October – soil, landform, and planting lessons to protect against storm and water erosion

Mentoring Program. Our mentoring program continues as regulations allow. If you have any questions about management or establishment of trees, join our mentoring program. We will organise for some of our members to come and visit. Lean on a fence post and have a chat. All for the price of joining HFFN. Go to our Mentor tab or Membership tab.

2020

2020 was to be the year of the fire. We planned field days to look at the effects of fire on properties and how to manage the forest after a fire. We hoped to revisit some sites from last year that have now been burnt, some sites that are regenerating and some that have been very heavily burnt. We only managed to get two of the planned days into the restricted year.

March 22 – Nabiac. CANCELLED Visit a forest that was burnt extremely hot – sufficient to kill large trees. Look at any early regeneration and discuss management options. For details  secretary@hffn.org.au

May 31 – Monkerai. CANCELLED Look at management options before a fire. A property that has had no fire for 20 years.

September 27 – Wingham. Revisit a rainforest after the fire. Look at recovery and management options. See field day report.

December 13 – Pokolbin. A surprising large property with rainforest creek and forested ridges. See field day report.

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2019

March 30 – 31 Fungi Field Day. A great day well attended.

May 3 -5 Tocal Field Days. We made contact with a large number of people who have since joined and come to field days. Welcome.

June 23 Plant Identification Field day – Monkerai.  Designed for those who want to identify plants, but are unsure where to start. Day will include a presentation followed by some field work. We had a great day with good attendance. See the field day report.

August 11 Plant Identification Field day – Booral. A continuation from the June plant identification field day with concentration on tree families. See Field Day Report

September 21 – 22 October Botanic Gardens Canberra Trip. A great trip with an amazing amount learnt. See Field Day Report.

October 20 Plant Identification Field day and AGM – Wingham . An extension to the plant identification field days and our AGM. See you amongst the trees somewhere.

HFFN Secretary  https://hffn.org.au/contact-us/   

Farm forestry incorporates commercial trees and shrubs into farm operations.
Farm Forestry takes many forms including timber belts, windbreaks, revegetation projects and timber production
Farm Forestry improves agricultural productivity.
It’s about which tree you want, for the purpose that you want.

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Hunter Farm Forestry Network (HFFN) facilitates the exchange of information about farm forestry and promotes the productive and sustainable use of trees on farms in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.


Farm Forestry takes many forms including timber belts, windbreaks, revegetation projects and timber production


Farm forestry includes  commercial trees and shrubs incorporated into farm operations.


Farm Forestry improves agricultural productivity.


It’s about which tree you want, for the purpose that you want.