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The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network (WPCLN) is a community based not for profit organisation. We aim to preserve, protect and enhance the Western Port Catchment by working with Landcare groups, individual landholders, government agencies and local businesses to achieve improved environmental and sustainable agricultural outcomes. We hope you enjoy our site.


Master Tree Grower Program

All landowners are welcome to submit an expression of interest to participate in the upcoming Master TreeGrower Program. This is an amazing opportunity to increase your knowledge and apply it to your farm! The course will be delivered by local and national leaders in tree growing on farms and involve visits to many outstanding Gippsland farms and plantations.

The program will consist of 8 days (over 8 weeks) & you will be expected to attend each of the 8 days. Cost is $250+GST per property & this provides access to some of Australia’s best presenters on agroforestry & trees on farms.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MUST BE EMAILED BY 31st MARCH TO:
Peter Ronalds at peter@wpcln.org.au or David Bateman at david.bateman@basscoastlandcare.org.au

Please include: Name | Property Location | Do you have trees? Yes/No | Reasons you want to do course? What are the main purposes you wish to grow trees on your farm? | Do you have native veg? Yes/No

The program details are;
DAY 1 | Thur 2nd May –introduction to MTG
DAY 2 | Fri 10th May– growing for the market
DAY 3 | Fri 17th May – measurement
DAY 4 | Fri 24th May – how do trees grow silviculture, native veg
DAY 5 | Fri 31st May – farm design, climate resilience, right tree-right place
DAY 6 | Fri 7th June – economics & aesthetics
DAY 7 | Fri 14th June – large scale forestry harvesting & milling
DAY 8 | Fri 21st June – wrap up & celebration lunch