Foliar Sampling Operation (Shooting) – North East Region

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming foliar sampling operation in the plantations in the North East region of Victoria.  HVP is undertaking an operation to collect foliar samples from trees 10-18 years of age, as a part of a program to assess their nutritional status. Samples are collected by shooting growing tips from the crowns of trees using a shotgun. We use professional licenced shooters to undertake this operation, and there will be no samples taken within 200m of any residences.

Areas where samples are being collected include plantations located at – : Ovens, Basin Creek, Merriang, Stanley, Bright,  Porepunkah, Morgans Creek, Havilah, Toombullups, Warrenbayne, Shelley, Crystal Creek, Buxton  Narbethong.

The operation is scheduled to commence in June, and will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete. And will; commence May 30th 2022.

HVP will install on ground signage to highlight the specific area being worked in. Local Police will be notified before operations commence.
Maps showing the location of the planned operations are found using the links below.


Stanley           Bright – Porepunkah – Wandiligong          Merriang       Ovens

Toombullup East         Toombullup West            Warrenbayne

Crystal Creek – Buxton       Narbethong

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