Trees for all reasons at Farm Foresters next AGM

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THE Gisborne East Coast branch of the Farm Forestry Association’s annual general meeting and field day is just around the corner and the theme will be “Trees For All Reasons”.

It will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 10am at Nick and Sheryl Pollock’s Brookfield Park, 2370 Wharerata Road, State Highway 2.

The association members will gather at the Pollock’s home.

“We will walk or drive, depending on the weather, over the river and up into some of Nick’s impressive eucalypts and other species,” a spokesman said.

“Winners of the Michael Hay Young Foresters Award in 2012, Brookfield Park is an excellent example of a small, 130ha, farm forestry, livestock and horticultural block that makes the best use of the different classes of land available.”

Since 2010 approximately 70,000 trees have been planted covering about 70 different species.

“These range from ground durable eucalypts, cyprus, cedar, plane, oaks and many ornamental species such as liquidamber, maple and horse chestnuts,” the spokesman said.

“There is a notable absence of pines,” he noted.

Following the publication of an article in the Gisborne Herald about the planting of 100,000 hectares of eucalypts on the East Coast, he said the association expects some interesting discussion amongst the Pollock’s eucalypts.

“Since our last visit to the property a few years ago, the neighbouring farm has been planted in manuka so we will discuss this venture as well.”

The field day returns to the house at about 12.30 pm where the branch AGM will be held.

“Bring a picnic lunch and we expect to finish the day by about 1.30 pm.”

The current Farm Forestry Association officers are as follows — Chairman: Nick Seymour. Secretary: John McLean. Treasurer: Malcom Piper. Newsletter editor: Rodney Faulkner. Eastwoodhill Arboretum: Peter Jackman. Committee: Nick Pollock, Peter Hair, Kees Weytmans, John Larsen and Clive Lewis.

THE Gisborne East Coast branch of the Farm Forestry Association’s annual general meeting and field day is just around the corner and the theme will be “Trees For All Reasons”.

It will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 10am at Nick and Sheryl Pollock’s Brookfield Park, 2370 Wharerata Road, State Highway 2.

The association members will gather at the Pollock’s home.

“We will walk or drive, depending on the weather, over the river and up into some of Nick’s impressive eucalypts and other species,” a spokesman said.

“Winners of the Michael Hay Young Foresters Award in 2012, Brookfield Park is an excellent example of a small, 130ha, farm forestry, livestock and horticultural block that makes the best use of the different classes of land available.”

Since 2010 approximately 70,000 trees have been planted covering about 70 different species.

“These range from ground durable eucalypts, cyprus, cedar, plane, oaks and many ornamental species such as liquidamber, maple and horse chestnuts,” the spokesman said.

“There is a notable absence of pines,” he noted.

Following the publication of an article in the Gisborne Herald about the planting of 100,000 hectares of eucalypts on the East Coast, he said the association expects some interesting discussion amongst the Pollock’s eucalypts.

“Since our last visit to the property a few years ago, the neighbouring farm has been planted in manuka so we will discuss this venture as well.”

The field day returns to the house at about 12.30 pm where the branch AGM will be held.

“Bring a picnic lunch and we expect to finish the day by about 1.30 pm.”

The current Farm Forestry Association officers are as follows — Chairman: Nick Seymour. Secretary: John McLean. Treasurer: Malcom Piper. Newsletter editor: Rodney Faulkner. Eastwoodhill Arboretum: Peter Jackman. Committee: Nick Pollock, Peter Hair, Kees Weytmans, John Larsen and Clive Lewis.

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