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Bright: Racecourse Plantation Autumn-Winter 2019

May 8, 2019

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming operations in parts of Bright’s Racecourse Plantation in late Autumn and Winter 2019, which will continue the lifecycle of pine plantations in this area.

Harvest & replanting

  • Harvest of the area from Racecourse Road along to Iarias Lane will commence mid-late May, taking approximately 10 weeks to complete.
  • Planted in the late 1980s and 1990s, the current stand of trees is ready for harvest. Crews will plant a new crop of trees here in Winter 2020. Mechanical site preparation and ground based weed control will be completed prior to tree planting.

Thinning

  • Trees will be thinned out in the area between Jack’s and Jenvey’s swimming holes in July, which will take a few days to complete. Thinning operations harvest a selection of trees, and encourage strong healthy growth of the remaining crop.

Transport

  • Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the worksites to HVP’s customers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta, Albury and Benalla, to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products.
  • Transport will commence a few days after harvesting commences, and is expected to be completed in August.
  • The haulage routes (shown on the map for download) include Tyntynder Lane for the thinning operation, and Racecourse Road/ Racecourse internal for the harvest operation.

Safety

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
  • The worksites will be closed (to vehicles and pedestrians) for the duration of their operations. For everyone’s safety, obey all safety signs, and be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.
  • Some walking tracks (including the Cherry Walk) and roads will be temporarily closed in the plantation.
  • Please respect all signage, and do not be tempted go past signs for a closer look. This includes when the crew isn’t there (early morning and overnight).

Community recreation

HVP recognises that many community members have an affinity with our forests, and enjoy walking, running and bike-riding activities throughout the year. Before entering any plantations, please undertake a visitor induction and apply for a Human Powered Pass.

For more information

Notifications

If you would like to register to receive email notifications of other HVP operations as they occur around Bright, Porepunkah and Wandiligong, please register here.

Contact our office

For further information, to provide feedback, or to become a stakeholder, please contact our Myrtleford office: phone (03) 5731 2000; or email HVP via our contact page.

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