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WORKSHOP: Sawmilling and timber drying course. On hold due to covid, wet weather and house building - Agroforestry

WORKSHOP: Sawmilling and timber drying course. On hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

WORKSHOP: Sawmilling and timber drying course. On hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

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

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

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

$49.95

3: Tree Guard: Fibreglass posts for Bambra Tree Sleeve

3: Tree Guard: Fibreglass posts for Bambra Tree Sleeve

$2.75

4: Tubing for Bambra TreeSleeve

4: Tubing for Bambra TreeSleeve

$145.00

5: Pruning tools

5: Pruning tools

$190

6: Pruners Electric

6: Pruners Electric

$2500

Bambra Agroforestry Farm Autumn Tour: Sunday 29th May 2020 10.30am - 1pm SOLD OUT

Bambra Agroforestry Farm Autumn Tour: Sunday 29th May 2020 10.30am - 1pm SOLD OUT

$45

c: Hickory Wattle - available now

c: Hickory Wattle - available now

$0.08

e: Black Walnut Seed (available in 2023)

e: Black Walnut Seed (available in 2023)

$1.00

Timber and Slabs

Timber and Slabs

WORKSHOP: Growing farm trees for high quality timber - on hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

WORKSHOP: Growing farm trees for high quality timber - on hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

$150

WORKSHOP: Sawmilling and timber drying course. On hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

WORKSHOP: Sawmilling and timber drying course. On hold due to covid, wet weather and house building

$150

Yan Yan Gurt West Farm Autumn tour - Sun. 29th May (2.00pm - 4.30pm) SOLD OUT

Yan Yan Gurt West Farm Autumn tour - Sun. 29th May (2.00pm - 4.30pm) SOLD OUT

$40