Upcoming TAS Events

TAS: AGM & Lower Styx Half Day Field Day

The Forestry Australia Tasmanian Branch, would like to invite you to upcoming field trip to Lower Styx.

About: The Australian Forest Evenness Experiment (AFEX) was established by researchers at UTAS. Prof Mark Hovenden will show participants around the experiment which aims to understand the impacts of tree densisity on the productivity and carbon sequestration of a forest in addition to any impacts on ecosystem services. AFEX is a long-term experiment that was established with the assistance of Sustainable Timbers Tasmania in 2013 and is scheduled to run for 20 years.

Date: Thursday 10 November 2022.

8:15am: Meet at Tynwald Park
11:30am: Field trip concludes
12:00pm: Attendees are invited to have lunch at The Possum Shed Cafe. Food and drinks at own expense.

Transport: Own vehicles, car pooling is highly recommended with Tynwald Park offering the opportunity to do so.
Equipment: Hard helmet, high-vis vest and sturdy footwear are necessary.
COVID Info: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

Registration: Free event
Registrations close: Friday 4 November at 10:00am
Please note: You must register, due to the nature of this event there is capped numbers.

To register, click HERE

Past Events

Forestry Breakfast | Looking back, moving forward

Date: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 8:00 – 9:15 am
Location: Tonic Bar, Country Club Tasmania

The Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network and Forestry Australia are pleased to present Looking Back. Moving Forward. – an forestry sector breakfast at Country Club Tasmania on Wednesday 21 September.

The breakfast will feature a special Q + A session with three leaders of the Tasmanian forest sector — Bryan Hayes, Tony Price and Peter Volker—who together boast over 120 years’ working in the sector, and whose collective contributions have helped shape the industry we know today. The session will be facilitated by member of Forestry Australia’s Tas Committee, Bonnie Galbraith, who will discuss with the panel the history, accomplishments, challenges faced and lessons learned – as well as seek sage advice for those early in their forestry career.

The breakfast will be held immediately prior to the TFFPN’s Industry Forum, Vision 2050: Realising our Potential – Innovation, Growth, Investment, People and is open to members of the Network and/or Forestry Australia.

Field Trip: 2019 Riveaux Fire at the Warra Supersite and Tahune Airwalk

Date: Saturday 21 November 2020

Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (Lunch will be served at 1.00pm)
Meeting point: Tahune Airwalk carpark
RFP CPD Points: 4.5

The IFA/AFG Tasmanian Committee invite you to join us for a field trip of the Tahune Airwalk and to review the 2019 Riveaux Fire at the Warra Supersite.
Throughout the field trip there will be presentations at the Warra Supersite from:
*  Tim Wardlaw, University of Tasmania and Principal Investigator for the Warra Supersite Introduction to the Warra Supersite, then describing the fire and it effects using measurements from the plot and sensor networks installed at the Warra Supersite
*  Jamey Furlaud, Fire Ecologist University of Tasmania Fuel accumulation in wet sclerophyll forests and its role in fire risk
*  David Taylor, Fire Planner, Parks and Wildlife Service Soil moisture and fire danger predictions in wet eucalypt forests
*  Paul Fox-Hughes, Research Meteorologist, Bureau of Meteorology Recent developments in soil dryness predictions for fire danger modelling 
*  Peter McIntosh, Manager Earth Sciences, Forest Practices Authority & Martin Moroni, IFA/AFG Tasmanian Branch Chair Fire and carbon in wet eucalypt forests / rainforest
After lunch there will presentations at Tahune Airwalk from:
*  Ken Stronach, Owner, Tahune Adventures – Owner The post-fire visitor experience at Tahune Airwalk
*  Israel Adeseko, PhD candidate, University of Tasmania Science communication to add to the visitor experience at Tahune – story of the 2019 fire from Warra measurements as a case study
Click HERE to download the flyer


The ARC Training Centre for Forest Value is hosting three online lunchtime sessions to provide some insight into the exciting research being undertaken by our PhD students.  To register for these free, 30-minute webinars click on the Eventbrite link here.  Webinars will be held on November 4, 11 and 17 from 12.00-12.30pm.

Click HERE to view the flyer with more information