Upcoming Events in WA

Southwest WA Field Trip: Eucalypt growing, product marketing and utilization

The Forestry Australia WA Branch would like to invite members and friends to their upcoming Field Trip in the lower southwest of WA, exploring growing, marketing and milling hardwoods, with a private owner and processor operations.

Date: Saturday 11 May 2024
Time: 9:00am – 2:45pm
Meeting Point: Opposite Brunswick Tavern, Beela Road, Brunswick WA
Meals: At own expense | Bring or purchase your own in Capel
Clothing: Best to have long pants, firm footwear and a hat
PPE: Helmet and high-vis vest if you have them


9.00 Meet opposite Brunswick Tavern (Beela Rd just off Southwest Highway)

Travel to property of Dr Giles Hardy – view spotted gum and other species managed plantation and discuss silviculture and market opportunities.

11.45 Travel to Capel for lunch

12.45   To Sawmill to meet owner / operator Travis Nicholau and see aspects of the operation and product

1.45     WAPres presentation on Company directions in tree grower engagement, resource acquisition, processing and export.

2.45    Conclusion

NOTE: Attendees consider car pooling for short journey to Hardy Tree Farm, and to Capel for lunch.


Members: $0*
Non-Members: $20
* This event is free but we ask that you register so we can advice the venue of numbers.
Registrations close:  Friday 10 May at 10:00am

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