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TAS Country : February 17th 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011 Tasmanian Country 23 Farm Forestry Special feature Trees on farms project thrivesGROWTH: The Trees on Farms initiative involves establishing tree plantations on farmland at no cost to landowners. So far, 67ha of the 302ha signed up has been planted out. MORE than 300ha have already been signed up to Forestry Tasmania's Trees on Farms project since its launch last year, and an- other 280ha are in the pipeline. Project coordinator An- thony Wise said 67ha of the 302ha had now been plant- ed out. ''We are busy with land preparations for a further 46ha and are undertaking planning operations on 189ha,'' he said. ''Work will begin on the additional 280ha once the contract has been agreed to and signed.'' A submission has been made to have all the Trees on Farms joint ventures included in the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative. ''If they accept our sub- mission, it will allow us to account for the carbon, which depending on the price, will give us an in- come which would then make some currently uneconomical land viable for commercial forestry es- tablishment,'' Mr Wise said. Trees on Farms is an initiative of Forestry Tas- mania in partnership with Private Forests Tasmania through which Forestry Tasmania establishes tree plantations on farmland at no cost to landowners. After 15-20 years the trees are harvested and the profits shared 70/30 be- tween Forestry Tasmania and the landowner. The project delivers sig- nificant benefits to far- mers, including: providing landowners with the opportunity to reclaim weed-infested land securing new and di- verse revenue streams providing shelter for stock and crops increasing the capital value of land providing habitat for the threatened swift par- rot.Before making lease ar- rangements Mr Wise undertakes soil tests and assesses the attributes of the land, special values and rainfall, as well as potential threats from pests, disease and fire. He also looks at financial viability. ''If everything stacks up a forestry model is used to assess all the input costs and rotation length, and that allows me to see if it is financially viable,'' he said. Mr Wise said when all the factors were taken into account a good grow- ing site might viably pay a lease of $200 per hectare but others could be as low as $120 or even $80. ''This may still be more than a farm would nor- mally return per hectare,'' he said. For more information about Trees on Farms, phone Forestry Tas- mania's Anthony Wise on 0429 580 785. HARPER CONTRACTING DOZER & EXCAVATOR HIRE TD 20 (D7 size) Dozers, Rippers, Rootrakes & Mound Ploughs, 21-22 Ton Excavators, Buckets, Log Fork & Wilco Heads SOUTH Tim 0409 445 986 NORTH Graeme 0417 550 632 2049850-110121 STATEWIDE FOREST MANAGEMENT SERVICES Not sure where to get the best advice & nancial return from your privately grown planta on or na ve forest? Tas Land & Forest If you have a pine planta on, old shelter belt, eucalypt planta on or na ve forest. - We offer harvest management services either as "Overall Forest Management", or separately tailored services to your requirements. - We have strong market networks in both domes c & export to ensure you receive the best value for your forest products. Our team of forest professionals will work hard to maximise your nancial returns & ensure the property is le as required by you the landowner. For prac cal & professional advice backed with proven systems..... Please phone Kent Lyon on 0408 248 867 or Office 64231280 Kent.email@example.com 2080309-110114 h Call: Heath Blair -- North 0428 538 103 Brett Stevenson -- South 0407 000 242 Office: 03 6223 3536 70 Hampden Road, Battery Point, Hobart. www.sfmes.com.au Your forest Your asset > Upfront deposits for your timber > An established market network > Professional foresters and contractors > Certified forest management systems If you re a landowner and want to utilise your forest - talk to us. SFM is the leading provider of independent forest management in Tasmania. We get maximum value for your forest products by providing;
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