Fulham, Dunalley - Fulham is one of seven successful Integrated Farm Forestry Demonstration Sites receiving grant funding to develop landscape scale best practice forestry plantings establishing over 20.2ha of commercial shelterbelts along established fence lines.
|Owner||Sandy and Penelope Gray|
|Location||Dunalley, Southern Tasmania|
|Enterprise||Merino sheep, cattle, olives, timber, seaweed and oysters|
|Soil type||Clay loam|
Fulham is one of the seven successful Integrated Farm Forestry Demonstration Sites receiving grant funding to develop landscape scale best practice forestry plantings on their property establishing 20.2ha of commercial shelterbelts along established fence lines.
Fulham has been owned and operated by the Gray family since 1926 and throughout that time the family has diversified their farming system include five enterprises.
There are 14 separate shelterbelt plantings consisting mainly of mixed shelterbelts. The P.radiata and E.globulus were planted to allow for staggered harvesting to occur, allowing the Gray’s to maintain their shelter benefits whilst gaining some economic returns.
The Grays have been planting mixed species of trees on the farm for around 30 years as shelterbelts and since the devastating bushfires of 2013 in Dunalley, have been replanting to combat soil erosion and regeneration.
"Trees play a huge role on a coastal property like ours as we suffer from the wind. I see trees as providing huge benefits to farms not only aesthetically, but environmentally" says Sandy Gray.
"I feel as though I am a custodian of this land and I need to care for it before passing it on to the next generation. So, I believe progress must continue" Says Tom Gray