Farm Forestry

Brimin Lodge prides itself on producing and maintaining an extensive forestry program.

There is a yearly expansion of plantings, with favoured species being Spotted Gums (Eucalyptus maculata) and Sydney Blue Gums (Eucalyptus saligna). Trees are pruned to a height of 6.5 metres, with the ultimate produce being beautiful, high quality saw logs. Logs from thinnings are used for rustic rail fences.

The plantation is made up of six hectares of plantations and single row plantings, each planted on irrigation ‘check’ banks. During summer, the trees are irrigated with water that has been pre-used in the Murray Cod fish barn. This not only helps to save water, but fits in with the Brimin Lodge philosophy of self-preservation and conservation.