Sustainable Private Forestry

    bringing prosperity and jobs to regional Tasmania

    Private Timber Reserves

    providing long term security for owners of private forests

    Agroforestry Works

    integrate trees into your farming activities

    New uses for Biomass

    bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals and engineered wood products

    PFT Topical Field Days

    where farmers can learn from their peers

    Tasmanian Private Forests

    supplying 75% of Tasmania’s wood

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Grant funding

Expressions of interest now open

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) is leading a Program involving co-investment from PFT, primary producers and federal government grant funding (Smart Farming Grant) to develop landscape best practice forestry plantings in North West, Northern and Southern  Tasmania.  The co-investment currently includes cash contributions of $200,000 from PFT and $130,000 from the Smart Farming Grant to assist primary producers with up front establishment costs.  Primary producers are invited to participate via an expression of interest process.

The Program is designed to establish several (3 to 5) demonstration farms, across three regions (NE, NW and South), with significant farm scale best practice integration of shelterbelts and woodlots into the agricultural landscape, to test and demonstrate multiple benefits of trees, including:

* economic benefits from wood resource at harvest;

* increased productive capacity on farm (through sheltering effects, reduced water loss, increased livestock fecundity, increased crop yields);

* environmental benefits from increased carbon capture, enhanced biodiversity, reduced water loss/soil erosion; and

* amenity benefits from trees into the landscape.

Expression of Interest close 5:00pm, 30th June 2020