GROWING TREES FOR WOOD – ONE DAY TRAINING COURSE
Basics Principles: One Day Course
GTW proudly organised in conjunction with the Australian Agroforestry Foundation
RAVENSHOE 11th October 2020
JULATTEN 18th October 2020
VENUE: Details on registration
PRICE: $33 / person
There are lots of great reasons to grow trees, but if one of your aims is to produce wood, there are some key issues to be aware of:
* Understanding wood properties
* Managing trees to produce wood
* Estimating tree growth and yield
The course presenters are locally-based foresters & the day will include a field visit to a nearby farm forestry plantation and a chance to meet local landowners and experts with experience of growing trees for wood in this area.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Register via the Australian Agroforestry Foundation website
Rowan Reid is the Managing Director of the Australian Agroforestry Foundation. As an academic at the University of Melbourne, Rowan became a leader in agroforestry education and extension. Rowan has his own farm in Victoria where he grows, harvests and processes farm-grown timber. Due to COVID -19 restrictions on travel, Rowan will appear by Video Link at selected times during the day.
Alex Lindsay is a Registered Professional Forester and qualified soil scientist. Alex grew up in Atherton and now operates his own consultancy, Forsite Forestry. While most of Forsite’s work is interstate, Alex is a passionate believer in the potential for integrating trees into the agricultural landscape of North Queensland, particularly those delivering multiple benefits such as habitat as well as timber.
Kevin Harding is the National Vice-President of IFA/AFG: the organisation representing the interests of Australian Forestry Professionals and Forest Growers. Kevin was the head of forestry research in Qld prior to his retirement, having managed the Qld Govt wood research and testing program for many years. He now spends his spare time establishing trees for timber and cassowary habitat restoration on his property near Malanda.
David Skelton moved to Australia in 1999 after a career in plantation management, research and extension roles in several tropical countries, particularly Papua New Guinea. Originally from the UK, David was manager of Private Forestry North Queensland (PFNQ) until funding ceased in 2008. He has been actively involved in TREAT and other local reforestation initiatives.
If you can’t make the course dates in October 2020, you can contact Alex and register interest for future events