August Field day 2008 Report

The field day at Kooragang city farm was a fascinating day – with lots of wisdom thrown in

“Wire Grows grass”
“Graze cows to grow good grass”
In the Kooragang wetland, the best trees grow where they are planted with many plants to the square metre.

Planting is at any time of year. Preparation is by allowing everything to grow out of control and then spaying and allowing it to mulch down. Ripping is not needed in the wet soil. A small army of volunteers turn out each third Sunday of the month to do a mornings planting and then have a relaxed lunch.

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.