March 2012 Field day

Twenty three people enjoyed fine weather at the Limeburners Creek property with a long history of timber harvesting from the 1860s up to 1963, when commercial harvesting ceased. Clearing for cattle occurred in 1980. The present owner has no cattle and is trialling various regimes of regrowth management. The area has been mapped and includes areas of old growth forest, mainly areas too rugged for earlier timber harvesting. The next stage is to develop a management plan for ongoing forest management.

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.