September 2009 Field day

On Saturday a small but enthusiastic crew visited a site at Howes Valley with a known fire history for the last 30 years. We cut cross sections through a fallen tree and carefully cut epicormic shoots away from the bark to examine the effect of fire on the timber.
On Sunday a large crowd listened to an expose on fire shelters, fine furniture and paulownia trees at Wollombi. Afterwards we were taken for a walk into a nearby forest where there is a HUGE iron bark – much bigger than any other known ironbark tree. A fascinating day with some excellent repartee.

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