September 2009 Field day

On Saturday a small but enthusiastic crew visited a site at Howes Valley with a known fire history for the last 30 years. We cut cross sections through a fallen tree and carefully cut epicormic shoots away from the bark to examine the effect of fire on the timber.
On Sunday a large crowd listened to an expose on fire shelters, fine furniture and paulownia trees at Wollombi. Afterwards we were taken for a walk into a nearby forest where there is a HUGE iron bark – much bigger than any other known ironbark tree. A fascinating day with some excellent repartee.

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.