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Grenville Gully Wandiligong harvesting

February 15, 2019

HVP Plantations wish to advise of harvesting and haulage operations in the Grenville Gully area of the Wandiligong plantation, which will continue the lifecycle of pine plantations in this area.

Harvesting

The plantation area shaded in green on the map (download at right) is due for harvest, commencing early February 2019 and continuing into April. The crew will take approximately eight weeks to harvest the trees.

  • The worksite will be closed for the duration of the operation. For everyone’s safety, be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic, machinery and some road closures within the plantation.
  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious. Please respect all signage. The worksite remains closed overnight when the crew has left for the day.
  • The current crop of trees is over 33 years old and ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products. Further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations is available here.

Transport

Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the Grenville Gully worksite to HVP’s customers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta and Benalla.

  • Transport will commence a week or so after harvesting commences, and is expected to continue from the Grenville Gully harvest site to late April. There are 3 distinct haulage routes which will be used to connect to Morses Creek Road:
    – Robinson Rd then out Mystic Lane to the north
    – Browns Rd and then out Jagoes Gully to the south.
    – Moran Rd and then out Mystic Lane
  • Log haulage via Browns Rd and Jagoes Gully Rd will only occur during scheduled events associated with Mystic Park.
  • Alternative arrangements for access to Mystic Mountain will be in place during log haulage via Moran Rd and Mystic Lane.

Preparation & tree planting

A new crop of trees will be planted in Winter 2019. Crews will control weeds and use excavators or bulldozers to prepare the harvested site for replanting.

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