WORKSHOP: Growing farm trees for high quality timber - next course in Winter 2019 (best time to prune)
Date yet to be announced
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 of tree growth, tree measurement and pruning and thinning for high quality timber.
During the day, field demonstrations of tree management will take participants around the 31-yr-old Bambra Agroforestry Farm.
Participants will be given the opportunity to try a range of pruning tools including hand saws, pole saws, loppers and electric pruners. Tree species covered include: eucalypts, Blackwood, Redwoods and deciduous trees (Black Walnut, Oak etc.).
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 and Rowan's plywood pruning gauge.
Participants must wear suitable footwear for a farm. Hard hats provided.
Price includes GST.
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