Trees on Farms field day

16th Mar 2015

On Tuesday 24th of March GLENRAC is holding a ‘Trees on Farms’ field day at “Roseneath”, Rangers Valley. The half day event will provide local landholders with detailed information on preparing for tree planting, plus the opportunity to have any questions answered.

The day will feature a variety of speakers on topics related to tree planting on farms. Field ecologist Ruth Tremont will explain the importance of biodiversity on farms, why Threatened Ecological Communities are important, and how to manage the bushland on your property. Hosts Mike and Lindsay Main together with Paul and Katie Julian will discuss any changes they have observed as a result of tree planting on their property, and what they have learned during the process. David Caldwell from Mole Station Native Nursery will talk about species selection, how to give your plants the best chance of establishment, and post-plant care of tree plots. Danny Lightfoot is the horticulture supervisor from Glen Industries, and will be in charge of planting trees under GLENRAC’s current projects. Danny will explain what Glen Industries’ expectations are, and how to prepare your tree lot.       

GLENRAC has a number of revegetation projects underway this year, and Project Manager Pamela Benton is encouraging landholders to attend the event. “We’d really like to see the people involved in this year’s tree planting projects at the field day. It is so important that landholders are equipped with the knowledge to get the most out of the project, and that is to have high establishment and survival rates. Between them our presenters have a wealth of knowledge, and landholders should be looking to take advantage of that.”     

The field day will be held outside so that attendees can observe plantings at “Roseneath” during the course of the day. At the field day a mounder, which can be an important tool in the ground preparation process, will be on display, and GLENRAC’s Kylie Falconer will explain how it is used and where it is appropriate to do so. The mounder is available for loan through the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.   

The field day will run from 12:30pm until 4:30pm, and will begin with a bbq lunch. This event is supported by The Norman Wettenahll Foundation, and is at no cost to GLENRAC members. Attendees will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a chair. For directions and to RSVP please phone 6732 3443 or email office@glenrac.org.au.

 

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