QLD Field Trip: Mount Mee

The Forestry Australia Queensland Branch would like to invite members and friends to our first field trip of 2024 at Mt Mee. Situated on the northern end of the D’Aguilar Range, Mt Mee offers spectacular views, clear water creeks and a rich history of multi-use forest management. During this field trip, the group will visit and discuss different trial plantings of native species for commercial and small-scale on-farm forestry. Please note this field trip will be capped at 30 participants.

Title: Domestication of native species for commercial farm forestry
Date: Saturday 20 April 2024
Meeting Point: Bronnie’s Speciality Coffee, 1420 Mount Mee Rd, Mount Mee QLD 4521.
Meals: BYO Lunch and water
Transport: Carpooling – Overflow car park across Mount Mee Community Hall, 1352 Mount Mee Rd, Mount Mee QLD 4521.
Equipment: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, a hat or a hard hat.

Registrations (Inc. GST): Forestry Australia Member: $10 | Non-members: $20
Registrations close: 17 April 2024*
*This event will be capped at 30 participants.


8.30am: Meet at Bronnie’s Speciality Coffee and arrange carpooling. Coffee can be purchased here.

9.00am: Leave extra vehicles in the car park opposite Mt Mee community hall.

9.00-10.30am: Visit Hoop Pine and Blackbutt Joint Venture plantation.
Theme – Boutique acreage farm forestry
Presenter – Neil Halpin

10.30-11.30am: (Subject to conditions – 4WD only) Visit Glenn Dale’s property with trial plantings of Hoop Pine, Silky Oak, Silver Quandong, Blackbutt, Grey Gum, Gympie Messmate, and E. camaldulensis x E. grandis clones).
Theme – Species selection and challenges around farm silviculture
Presenter – Glenn Dale

11.30am-1.00 pm: Lunch at the Gantry day-use area. Toilets, tables and BBQs available. Explore the Piccabeen Palm walk (30 mins).
Theme – History of forestry and sawmilling at Mt Mee
Presenter – (TBC)

1.00-2.00pm: Mixed species plantations for erosion control on farms.
Theme – Utility of species for reforestation
Presenter – Jerry Vanclay and Peter Erskine

2.00-3.00 pm: Visit Nelder Wheel, a Cabinet Timber Agro-Forestry trial as part of the national Afforestation program.
Theme – Long-term effect of tree spacing on growth
Presenter – Jerry Vanclay

Past QLD Events

Field Trip: Bunya Mountains
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 November

QLD Field Trip: Sherwood Arboretum Tour
Saturday 6 May 2023

Field Trip: K’gari-Fraser Island
Forest Management Impacts
Dates: Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2022

Field Trip: Chinchilla
Dates: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August 2022

Networking Event: Townsville
Manufacturing of waste hardwood (WPC) & inspection of recently harvested African Mahogany logs
Date: Sunday 16 January
Location: QPlas P/L Factory, 80 Shaw Rd, Townsville

AGM & Field Trip in Gympie
USC Research trial plantings
Date: Saturday 20 November 2021

Field Trip: Araucaria plantation management, fire recovery and tree planting at Jimna
Date: Saturday 20 March 2021