Bambra Agroforestry Farm Autumn Tour:
Sunday 29th May 2022 10.30am - 1pm
Our first public tour since 2019. BOOK HERE
Follow Rowan (forest scientist and author of Heartwood) as he presents his "lecture in the paddock" tour of this specially designed outdoor classroom for tree growers.
More than 12,000 people have visited Rowan and Claire's property over the years making it the best known agroforestry farm in Australia.
The tour (more than 2 hours) includes demonstrations of the portable bandsaw, solar kiln, pruning tools, tree guards and varied planting designs. Along the way you'll learn about more than 50 specialty timber species and how to grow them in ways that heal the land, enhance biodiversity, shelter stock, reduce the fire risk and create a beautiful landscape.
Morning tour 10.30am-1.00pm
Optional afternoon tour: Stewart farm, Yan Yan Gurt West led by Andrew and his family.
As seen on Australian National TV
Welcome to Rowan Reid's web page
Rowan Reid (B.For.Sci. & M.For.Sci.) is a forester amongst farmers. His passion for trees began as a child in the coastal eucalypt forests of southern Victoria and has led to a life teaching and working with farmers around the world:
Web Site Contents
Bambra Agroforestry Farm: tours and courses
Rowan's new book: Heartwood - the art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit
Shop: buy tools, books, tree guards and other stuff. We only sell what we use ourselves.
Publications: lots of free book chapters, articles and papers written by Rowan Reid
Practical information: on growing and managing trees on farms
Tree Species: some examples of the species we grow for hgih quality timber
Ask Rowan: send an email question. Free service.
Consultant services: Rowan is available for farm consultancies, presentations, workshops etc.
Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit
By Rowan Reid
The book that is changing the way people think about the future of forestry.
Produced in partnership with Melbourne Books, Heartwood is my most ambitious publishing project to date: A 300-page, hard-cover book featuring 300 colour photographs and more than 75,000 words. More detail .
Get a signed copy from the author: CLICK HERE
Bambra Agroforestry Farm
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Rowan's short videos: Opinion, science and practice based on real experience
What is Agroforestry?
For me, agroforestry is the integration of trees and shrubs into farming landscapes for conservation and profit. It's all about farmers using trees to improve the environmental, social and economic values of their land. I've been working with Australian farmers for more than 30 years. From the wheatbelt of Western Australia to the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland I don't think I've ever seen a farm that would not benefit from more tree cover or better forest management.