July 2009 Field day

An interesting day reviewing a previous field day site at Maitland Vale. The site was part of a thinning and plantation trial. Thinning trial was remeasured with a pleasing result showing the basil area had returned to the pre-thinning value after approximately 6 years. Meanwhile, down in the plantation, there was a pruning tool shoot out with the chain saw pole pruner facing up to the pole saw and electric pole pruners. Predictably, each had strengths and weaknesses. The day ended with a tree planting session on the creek where the June 2007 flood had removed previous plantings. A well attended and enjoyable day.

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.