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WORKSHOP: Smallscale saw milling and timber drying course - Next course in Spring 2019 - Agroforestry

d: Smallscale saw milling and timber drying course 29th Nov. 2019

d: Smallscale saw milling and timber drying course 29th Nov. 2019

10.30am-4.30pm (with 1 hour for lunch)

Location: Bambra Agroforestry Farm (listed in Google Maps, 30min west of Geelong, Vic)

Full-day technical and practical workshop delivered by Rowan Reid on his Bambra Agroforestry Farm
(Bachelor Forest Sci., Masters Forest Sci., Melbourne University lecturer since 1991 and author of 10 books including "Heartwood")

BYO lunch, or you can travel to the nearby Deans Marsh store.
Morning and afternoon tea provided.

Rowan will present lectures in the on-site classroom covering the science and practice of small scale harvesting, milling and timber drying with a focus on eucalypts and specialty timbers.

NOTE: this course does not provide training in tree felling (tree felling is a specialised skill)

Topics: Tree felling and extraction, sawing patterns, bandsaws versus circular saws, managing growth stresses, recovery rates, drying degrades, timber grading, air drying, kiln drying, timber values

During the day, field demonstrations of small-scale logging (with the tractor winch), saw milling (Norwood Bandsaw) and solar drying (Solarkiln) will take participants around the Bambra Agroforestry Farm.

Sorry, no children under 16 years of age due to the use of portable sawmill, chainsaws and other sharp equipment.

Participants will receive printed notes.
Participants must wear suitable footwear for a farm. Hard hats will be provided.

Places strictly limited
Price includes GST.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the online payment system (or would prefer not to use it) just email me and I'll provide direct payment details: rowan.reid@agroforestry.net.au

Price $150.00

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a: Bambra Agroforestry Farm Spring Tour - Sun 20th October 2019

a: Bambra Agroforestry Farm Spring Tour - Sun 20th October 2019

$40

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b: Yan Yan Gurt West Farm Spring tour - Sun. 20th October

$35

c: Both Farms Spring Tour - Sun 20th October 2019

c: Both Farms Spring Tour - Sun 20th October 2019

$70

d: Smallscale saw milling and timber drying course 29th Nov. 2019

d: Smallscale saw milling and timber drying course 29th Nov. 2019

$150

e: Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit, by Rowan Reid

e: Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit, by Rowan Reid

$49.95

Pruners Electric

Pruners Electric

$3500

Pruning tools

Pruning tools

$177

Timber and Slabs

Timber and Slabs

Tree Guard: Fibreglass post

Tree Guard: Fibreglass post

Tubing for Rowan's tree guard

Tubing for Rowan's tree guard

$135.00

WORKSHOP: Growing farm trees for high quality timber - next course in Winter 2020

WORKSHOP: Growing farm trees for high quality timber - next course in Winter 2020

$150

x: Hickory Wattle - available in Jan 2020

x: Hickory Wattle - available in Jan 2020

$0.08

z: Black Walnut Seed-  Next available winter 2020

z: Black Walnut Seed- Next available winter 2020

$0.80