Webinar:  Trials Review, Information and Genetics (TRIG) Project for Farm Forestry in Victoria

Date: Thursday 23 March
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (AEDT)
RFP CPD points: 1.0

Chair: Liam Costello
Speakers: Phil Lacy and Erin Hodgson


Initiated by Farm Forest Growers Victoria (FFGV), the purpose of the Trials Review, Information and Genetics (TRIG) Project for Farm Forestry in Victoria is to improve information pathways to assist furthering farm forestry expansion.  The project has been conducted over the last 12 months and this webinar will present its findings.

The project focused on four areas which will be addressed in the webinar:

  1. Update to the existing Victorian farm forestry trial database and identify priority sites to target for a strategically planned program of treatment and data collection
  2. Identify and map the regional location of high-quality existing plantings of priority species across Victoria including a full description of their soil types, altitudes and rainfall
  3. Document seed production areas from these sites, where improved seed can be sourced to produce improved planting stock – including species and provenance details
  4. Collate, clean and disseminate relevant updated datasets, reports and advisory information

Registration: Free
Please note that registration for this webinar is free, however registration is required in order to receive the joining link and instructions.

Erin Hodgson

Erin is a Consulting Forester at PF Olsen Australia.

Erin has more than 10 years’ experience in developing, analysing and managing internal and external business systems and processes through collaboration with stakeholders. Erin was a Board Member of The Institute of Foresters of Australia from 2017 – 2019 and received the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry in 2018.

Phil Lacy

Phil is the Research and Consulting Manager at PF Olsen Australia.

Phil has over 25 years of experience in the forestry sector and is a Registered Forestry Professional. He leads the consulting services team at PF Olsen and manages the research program to ensure that operations follow best practice and add value for PF Olsen’s clients.

Forestry Australia kindly acknowledges the Australian Government and Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) for their funding and support as well as the TRIG Project Steering Committee and the team at PF Olsen and their suppliers.

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