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Exploring Forest Gardens in Chile – Successional Aikedo

Vero and I have been exploring the south of Chile over the past week on our way to the Bio-construction conference and get together in Argentina. We’ve been having a great time around Valdivia where Vero’s former housemate live. He works at the Uni for the Forestry department as is a professor in regenerative forest ecology so I’ve been picking his brain about the processes that occur in the Chilean forest as it undergoes succession.

Arayyan. Relative to Tea Tree

Arayyan. Relative to Tea Tree

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VISITING BAMBRA AGROFORESTRY FARM AND ROWAN REID – PT2.

In late November I was down in the Otways learning agroforestry with Rowan Reid. It was a great opportunity for professional development and I hope I can pass on some of the information here.

Measuring up trees with a DBH tape to determine the volume of timber or carbon present in the tree

Rowan measuring up trees with a DBH tape to determine the volume of timber or carbon present in the tree

During my time on the course we were shown the proper technique to use when using a portable sawmill to value-add to trees on your property. Rowan had a Messmate tree (Eucalyptus oblique) which had fallen over in the wind.

In this video I explain why you would want to mill and then outline the cuts that we make to generate the largest possible amount of high value timber. The video shows Rowan using the portable sawmill and explaining his process as he saws down the timber. The video quality is not great as I had some problems with my SD card and had to use another with a smaller capacity.

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