2023 ACT Events

The Forestry Australia ACT & Region Branch would like to invite you to the following upcoming events:

Save the Date: Book Launch of Anthropocene Days by John Dargavel
Date: Tuesday 18 April
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society
Launch by Assoc Prof Ruth Morgan, Director, Centre for Environmental History, ANU. Details follow.

ACT & NSW Field Trip: Responsible Wood Production & Conservation

Tumut and Tumbarumba Forests, overnight

Come and experience the magic of Australia’s forests, both natural and planted on this self-drive weekend trip staying overnight at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge. The Tumut/Batlow/Tumbarumba region is known for its natural beauty resting along the southwest slopes of the Great Dividing Range. It is also an ideal location for responsible timber production from planted forests. On this trip we will take in everything on offer including a guided tour of Visy Pulp and Paper’s Tumut mill.

Dates: Saturday 6 May to Sunday 7 May 2023
Meeting Point: Please select option when registering.

Option 1 | 6:45am: ANU Forestry Building, suits students travelling by bus
Option 2 | 9:00am: Mobil Service Station, Coolac, self-drive from north
Option 3 | 10:00am: Visy Pulp and Paper, Gadara Road, Tumut, self-drive from south

Saturday: BYO water, snacks and packed lunch for Saturday.
Saturday Dinner: provided with the accommodation at Laurel Hill Lodge
Sunday: Breakfast and packed lunch for Sunday are provided with the accommodation at Laurel Hill Lodge

Accommodation is included in the price and is at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge. Please note this is shared accommodation in lodges holding 10 to 20 per lodge with two adults per room.

Transport: Self-drive, 4wd or SUVs preferred. ANU students by bus
Equipment: Please be advised that all visitors must wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, trousers and PPE (high viz, hard hat, eye protection will be provided by ACT Government and Forestry Corporation NSW). Visy will provide disposable ear plugs on the day. Anyone not conforming will not be allowed entry to the mill
COVID Info: Take steps to reduce your COVID risk, For more information, click HERE.


Day One
Starting at 10:00am with a tour of Visy’s pulp and paper mill at Tumut followed by a comprehensive tour of the Snowy Region’s softwood plantation estate including recovery from the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season. We will close the day with a look at the Sugar Pine walk and arrive at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge at 5pm for free time and socialising before dinner in the dining hall.

Day One, Dinner Details
Soup, main meal and dessert served at 7pm Saturday in the dining hall at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge, please indicate any dietary requirement on your registration form

Day Two
Starting from 7:30am with breakfast in the Laurel Hill Forest Lodge dining hall day two offers either a tour of Bago SF and the Pilot Hill Arboreta or your own self-directed tour of local points of interest.

Registrations (Inc GST):
Forestry Australia Member: $110 | Non-members: $140 | ANU Students: $0
Registrations close: 10:00am Monday 24 April

If you have any questions about this field trip please contact Pete Langdon
M: 0408 358 026
E: PeterD.Langdon@act.gov.au

To register, click HERE

With thanks to Visy and Forestry Corporation NSW for supporting this Field Trip.

Past Events

Annual General Meeting
Date: Tuesday 1 November 2022
Location: Forestry Building ANU & Online

Field Trip: Ultimate Renewable – the forests of Tumut & Tumbarumba
Dates: Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 August 2022
Location: Canberra to Tumut NSW (overnight option)

Online Event & Forum: South-East Forestry Hub
Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022
Speakers: Malcolm McComb, Hub Chair & Rob de Fegely, Hub Manager

Field Trip: Lower Cotter Catchment
Date: Saturday 5 March 2022

Field Trip: Namadgi National Park
Date: Saturday 11 December 2021