July 2009 Field day

An interesting day reviewing a previous field day site at Maitland Vale. The site was part of a thinning and plantation trial. Thinning trial was remeasured with a pleasing result showing the basil area had returned to the pre-thinning value after approximately 6 years. Meanwhile, down in the plantation, there was a pruning tool shoot out with the chain saw pole pruner facing up to the pole saw and electric pole pruners. Predictably, each had strengths and weaknesses. The day ended with a tree planting session on the creek where the June 2007 flood had removed previous plantings. A well attended and enjoyable day.

Hunter Farm Forestry Network (HFFN) facilitates the exchange of information related to farm forestry; and promotes the productive and sustainable use of trees on farms in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.

Judy Boyden



Jodan Hanbury-Brown



Trevor Woolley



HFFN Teasurer