Windbreak Plantation Workshop

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Date(s) - 09/09/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Crossing Land Education Trust

A windbreak plantation design workshop is happening on 9 September, 10am  – 4pm at The Crossing.  The workshop will feature design for wind and fire hazard reduction with habitat connection for threatened species and the afternoon session will involve a practical windbreak plantation planting session.

Coordinated by Dean Turner, Agricultural Scientist, Landcarer and Environment Educator, together with Chris Post, Landcare and Bush Connect officer at the Far South Coast Landcare Association and John Champagne, Permaculture Designer and President of SCPA-South East Producers.  Threatened species advice will also be provided by Chris Allen the South Coast Threatened Species Officer with the Office of Environment and Heritage accompanied by Simon Connerty the ranger for the Murrah Flora and Fauna Reserves.

The day will start with design examples and discussion of a recipe for effective windbreak plantations and each of the elements needed.  Species lists will be provided featuring fire retardant species and key koala species.  Effective windbreak management strategies will be presented and discussed.  A demonstration of how to make seedballs will also be given to augment and improve the effectiveness of planting strategies.  The afternoon will feature planting of a windbreak shelterbelt.

Bookings for this special free workshop through Eventbrite – click here.