Free field day for boutique timbers

Sawmill specialists, foresters and growers of boutique timbers will be gathering in south-east Queensland next month to discuss farm forestry.

The field day at Bellthorpe, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, will include sawmilling demonstrations. Mixed rainforest growers are invited to attend the event, organised by Quality Timber Traders, a consortium of growers from Queensland and NSW supported by the Australian Government’s Farming Together program.

Organiser Carol Neal said: “It’s a great opportunity for growers to meet the experts in forest management, harvesting, grading, seasoning and storage. Attendees will be able to learn more about preparing wood products for sale and meeting market demand. Experienced forestry specialists, and harvesting operators and timber processing contractors will be available to show how to get your timber processed and to market.”

The October 7 event, which runs from 2pm to 5pm, will be held at 172 Keir Rd, Belthorpe. Entry is FREE. Bookings are necessary. Email or call 0411 873 324 by October 2.

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