Joe Harvey-Jones (PhD forestry SCU, 2006).
Paul Bibby’s article on Camphor laurel was very timely, and I was particularly struck by a comment on Echonetdaily by Don who said, among other things: ‘Any wholesale approach to removing large swathes of camphor will have another negative impact on our whole environment.
‘An organised approach to harvest with a value added outcome is needed when trees are removed. Ground uncovered replanted.’
This approach is to be the focus of a field day coming up on the October 27 in Eureka.
It is based on an idea I had a few years ago, to slowly thin dense stands of camphor over several years, following normal forest establishment systems.
In 15-20 years, the proceeds of a clear-fell harvest, would fund replanting with rainforest Cabinet Timbers, or environmental plantings.
Can you help us to spread the word about the field day? (We already have 20 registrations so the idea is popular) .