If you want to see an award winning plantation of Eucalyptus grown as Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) then you should head down to Cornwall in January. Bryan Elliott of Eucalyptus Renewables is hosting the event.
Location: Treworder Barton PL27 6HX, near Wadebridge in Cornwall
Date: 9 January 2018
The plantation consists of around 12 hectares of 5 different Eucalyptus species. The plots of E. nitens and E. denticulata are currently around 30 feet in height at the age of 3 years 7 months!
The focus of the open day is to introduce new clients to a National Climate Change Award winning wood which exhibits best practice forestry management. Those considering applying for the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant would benefit from this visit as exotics can be included in planting designs.
Bryan says “Eucalyptus trees produce top quality biomass material and high density timber for furniture and flooring. The important characteristic is matching the species with the site, and the silvicultural management choices to follow. My focus is on developing a viable market opportunity for Eucalyptus sawlogs for furniture grade material and meeting current demand for biomass material. The former is entirely dependent upon a strict silvicultural regime and thorough understanding of market requirements. For the biomass market the choice depends on the species wood density and speed of volume orientated growth“.
If you are interested in attending please contact Bryan on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07902 854173.
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