Upcoming Events in TAS

Field Trip: Forest Pest Management Research Consortium

The Forest Pest Management (FPM) Research Consortium is hosting its 3rd annual field day in partnership with the Forestry Australia Tasmania Branch. During this field day, participants will be guided through a series of pest, weed and disease management research trials, demonstrations and discussions that are part of the FPM Research Consortium activities. Trial sites are located in northwestern Tasmania and are managed by partner forestry companies. More information on the FPM Research Consortium can be found via this link. The FPM Research Consortium is funded through Forest & Wood Products Australia.

Title: Forest pest, weed and disease management in Tasmania
Date: 24 April 2024
Meeting Point: 7:15 am: Paranaple Convention Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport, TAS 7310.
$5.00 all-day parking is available on the top level of the car park.


  • Coffee or tea can be purchased before arrival from Café 137 located on the ground floor of the Convention Centre.
  • Lunch is provided and dietary options can be requested when registering.
  • Bring a water bottle if possible.


  • Carpooling, local forestry personnel will provide 10 vehicles transporting up to 3 passengers/vehicle.
  • Self-drive, high clearance is preferred (occasional travel on gravel roads).
  • Travel in convoy.

Equipment: PPE Requirements include hard hats, high-vis long-sleeve shirts, long pants and steel cap boots. Please bring jackets, sunglasses and sunscreen where appropriate.

Suggested Accommodation:

Participants who wish to travel to the Devonport area before the field trip have the option to seek accommodation in Devonport at their own expense.

Registrations (Inc. GST): Forestry Australia Student Member: Free | Forestry Australia Member: $10 | Non-members: $20
FPM Research Consortium: Free (invite only)
Registrations close: 5:00pm AEST Friday 19 April 2024


7:15 am: Meet at Parenaple Convention Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport

  • Forest Pest Management Research Consortium welcome and site briefings
  • Carpooling (4 to a car)

7:45 am: Travel to STOP 1

8:30 am: STOP 1 – Dawkins Rd, Beulah

  • Trial 1: Drone-spraying demonstration – Southern Environmental
  • Trial 2: Post-plant weed control in forestry plantations – Reliance Forest Fibre
    Research trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of newly registered and existing post-plant herbicides for the control of weeds and their safety for young eucalypt trees.

9:30 am: Travel to STOP 2

10:45 am: STOP 2 – 104 Smiths Plains Rd, South Nietta

  • Trial 1: Environmental- and animal-friendly control measures for mammal browsing during seedling establishment – Reliance Forest Fibre
    Research trial demonstrating and comparing the effectiveness of biodegradable stocking guards used during plantation establishment.
  • Trial 2: Clothianidin root ball injection trial – Reliance Forest Fibre
    Small-scale trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of clothianidin-treated seedlings post-planting versus untreated seedlings.

11:45 am: Travel to STOP 3

12:00 pm: STOP 3 – Leven Canyon Picnic Area, Leven Canyon Rd, Nietta

  • Picnic lunch at Leven Canyon Picnic Area

12:30 pm: Travel to STOP 4

1:45 pm: STOP 4 – Dudfield Rd, Hampshire

  • Trial 1: Forest health impacts in Eucalyptus nitens – Forico & Sustainable Timber Tasmania
    Research site that displays the likely effects of unfavourable climatic factors (cold air ponding and exposure) combined with inappropriate genotypes (cold tolerance), insect and disease pressure, and weed competition on the health of an nitens plantation.

2:15 pm: Travel to STOP 4

2:45 pm: STOP 5 – Oonah Rd, Tawkesbury

  • Trial 1: Biomass recovery for biofuel combined with site preparation strategies for eucalypt plantations – Forico
    Research trial investigating the collection of plantation slash for use in biofuel production and the potential impact of site preparation and establishment.

3.15 pm: Travel to Devonport

4.15 pm: Arrive back at Paranaple Convention Centre, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport

Past Events

Field Trip & Networking Event: North West
Friday 7 July

AGM & Field Day: Lower Styx
Date: Thursday 10 November 2022

Forestry Breakfast: Looking back, moving forward
Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Field Trip: Riveaux Fire at the Warra Supersite and Tahune Airwalk
Date: Saturday 21 November 2020