• Growing the Plantation Estate

    19th March 2021

    The virtual Outlook 2021 conference took a place on 2-5 March and explored Growing Australian agriculture in an uncertain world with insights on the opportunities and challenges ahead.
    Rob de Fégely was the speaker at Growing the Plantation Estate session.

  • Indigenous Forest Management in Australia

    2nd February 2021

    Before I commence this article it is important for me to recognise the Djiringanj people of the Yuin nation the traditional owners of the land upon which we farm and I sit to write this article and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

  • Eucalyptus Trees Abound But A Shortage Of Face Masks

    8th April 2020

    The ongoing Corona virus pandemic and a desperate scramble to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical staff is leaving many countries exposed and is putting lives at risk. Australia is a leading exporter of eucalyptus wood fibre which can be a major component of face masks, but they cannot be produced locally because […]

  • Let Australian Foresters Manage our Forests!

    12th March 2020

    Australia’s forests are complex and understanding their differences takes a lifetime. After nearly 40 years working in Australia’s forests, I continue to learn new things but one thing I am certain about, there is no “one size fits all” management regime. Mother nature and our forests have sent us a very big message over the last 8 months.
    Change our management systems or expect more of these mega fires and all the distress they cause!