OneFortyOne's Nurs­ery grows nearly 8 mil­lion trees ready for plant­ing

Australian Forests and Timber - - In the News -

GROW­ING NEARLY 8 mil­lion trees for one sea­son’s plant­ing pro­gram is no mean feat, and staff and lo­cal con­trac­tor work­ers at OneFortyOne’s Glen­coe Nurs­ery have been work­ing hard to de­liver that amount of trees.

Over the past 12 months, OneFortyOne has in­vested in both equip­ment and in­fra­struc­ture at its Glen­coe Nurs­ery to im­prove safety for all work­ers on site.

How­ever, this in­vest­ment has not only im­proved safety, but pro­duc­tiv­ity too.

It has en­abled OneFortyOne’s staff to grow more than 5.2 mil­lion pine trees ready for plant­ing on its own forests, and more than 2.6 mil­lion pine trees for other for­est own­ers this year.

This will be the third year in a row that OneFortyOne Plan­ta­tions has grown such large num­bers of trees to be used across its Green Tri­an­gle forests.

By the end of this year’s plant­ing sea­son, OneFortyOne’s highly ex­pe­ri­enced Es­tate team and con­trac­tor part­ners will have planted more than 10,000 hectares of pine plan­ta­tion in the re­gion.

This year’s pro­gram is es­ti­mated to be just over 3,100 hectares at 31 dif­fer­ent ar­eas rang­ing from Noolook in the north through to Dono­vans in the south.

OneFortyOne’s Es­tate Man­ager, Justin Jag­ger, said: “Our reestab­lish­ment process is vi­tal to the sus­tain­abil­ity of the forestry in­dus­try in this re­gion, sup­port­ing jobs di­rectly and in­di­rectly in all ar­eas from the grow­ing, har­vest­ing, and trans­port­ing through to the pro­cess­ing of the end prod­uct.”

Staff on the ground are feel­ing ex­cited and en­er­gised about the win­ter work to be done. OneFortyOne’s Area Forester, Terry Hig­gins, said: “We do have an­other big plant­ing pro­gram ahead of us for the next few months, but we are proud of what our team has achieved over the past 12 months to get the sites ready for this year’s plant­ing. A lot of hard work goes in to re-es­tab­lish­ment, but it is worth it when we see how im­por­tant it is for the sus­tain­abil­ity of our in­dus­try and re­gion.”

OneFortyOne’s Glen­coe Nurs­ery. Photos cour­tesy Ockert Le Roux.

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