2023 QLD Events

QLD Field Trip: Sherwood Arboretum Tour

Date: Saturday 6 May 2023
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Point: The rotunda near the Jolimont Street Car Park, Sherwood
Meals: BYO lunch, BBQs are available
Transport: Participants to make their own way to this event.
Equipment: Hats, sunscreen, water bottle, walking shoes
COVID Info: Click HERE.

This field trip will include a tour of the Sherwood Arboretum, including the ‘Discover our Trees’ walk. See the progress of the Queensland Forestry Grove planted in 2015, discuss the decline of the Kauri Avenue and hear about future plans for the Arboretum.

Officially opened on World Forestry Day on 21 March 1925, this heritage-listed site was established for Australian native trees.

The Sherwood Arboretum covers an area of 15 hectares and contains approximately 1100 trees, representing approximately 250 species. The site features a number of botanical collections including riverine, dry rainforest, dry sclerophyll, fig avenue, freshwater wetlands, and the main attraction being a grand avenue of 72 kauri pines.


  • Meet at the rotunda near the Jolimont St car park.
  • Tour the arboretum with Stephen Catchpoole – Vice President of Friends of Sherwood Arboretum and Forestry Australia member.
  • Picnic/BBQ lunch catch up with other participants. Please bring your lunch.

Registrations (Inc. GST):
Forestry Australia Member: $0 | Non-members: $10
Registrations close: Thursday 4 May at 10:00am

For more information, click here

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

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Date: Sunday 16 January
Location: QPlas P/L Factory, 80 Shaw Rd, Townsville

AGM & Field Trip in Gympie
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Date: Saturday 20 November 2021

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