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Coastal Redwood harvest in NW Tasmania

California redwoods grow high value timber and create shelter for stock and pasture growth on steep, rocky land in NW Tasmania.

In 1982, cattle farmer, Graham Freeman, planted out underutilised areas of steep, rocky ground on his Milabena property with Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).

36 years on and Graham is harvesting one third of his Sequoia to improve the growth rate of his remaining trees.

ABC’s rural reporter, Hugh Hogan visited the Freeman property and produced an article on Grahams harvest and portable milling progress.

CLICK HERE to view the ABC's article.

Additional information on Graham's sequoia trees and his integration of trees into his farming activities are available from a field day held in Milabena in March 2019.  CLICK HERE to be taken to our field day notes tab.

Our thanks to the ABC for allowing us to share this information.

Photo credit Ian Chalk, NW Tree Growers Group.

Photo credit Ian Chalk, NW Tree Growers Group.

Photo credit Ian Chalk, NW Tree Growers Group.

Photo credit Ian Chalk, NW Tree Growers Group.