Bush
The native bush on the Station includes beech trees, broadleaf, pitisporum, manuka and others. There is 168ha of retired bush and 410ha of unfenced bush.

DEER PENS
Unfenced native bush
Area:42haBARCOO BUSH
Unfenced native bush
Area: 106ha

BARCOO NATIVE
Fenced native bush
Area: 131ha

LINTON HILL BUSH
Fenced native bush
Area: 22.2ha

WATSONS BUSH
Fenced native bush
Area: 13.7ha

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Forestry
The Station has 450ha in plantations of Pinus Radiata, Macrocarpa and Douglas Fir. They range in age from 2 to 34 years. The plantations typically cover areas of hill country that is easily accessible and productive.

BOYDS FOREST
Area : 29.6ha
CHALMERS TREES
Area: 7.1ha
FAR HILL FOREST
Area: 64.4ha
MILL TREES
Area: 2.8ha
LINTON HILL FOREST 1
Area: 64.4ha
LINTON HILL FOREST 2
Area: 38.1ha
R HILL FOREST
Area: 12.4ha
REIDS
Area: 113.3ha
TIMOTHY TREES
Area: 6ha
UKRAINE TREES
Area: 6.2ha
WHEELERS
Area: 64ha

 

Wetland
A 13.9ha area on the down land area of the Station was retired from grazing in 2004 to preserve its natural characteristics.

Shelterbelt
sustain03An extensive shelterbelt program began in 2005 on the Station. The rolling hill country areas on the Station are exposed to southerly weather conditions and prone to water-logging on particular soil types. In the first year, 52km of belts were planted with various varieties of Eucalyptus trees, to lessen the impact of these environmental factors on stock performance. An ongoing program is in place to maintain and create shelterbelts.

Riparian Strips
Protecting some of the main waterways on the Station from erosion caused by stock and natural factors has been a priority in particularly susceptible areas.  Four areas totaling 19ha have been fenced off as riparian strips, including one that has been planted with poplars.

FERNIE  LANE
Area: 4ha
ROCK HUT RIVER RESERVE
Area: 8ha
GENETIC UNIT
Area: 7ha

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Loch McGregor
In 2003, a 22.5ha area was created into a lake to attract wildlife and support native plantings, which were added in 2004.

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