Cover photo: Carlos Hartwich and the PNG Biomass team with the new forestry and planting equipment
This week PNG Biomass took delivery of a 40 foot container filled to the brim with purpose-built forestry equipment for site preparation and tree planting machines – all the way from Uruguay, South America. As we announced in June, we are introducing mechanised planting technology into the Markham Valley.
Carlos Hartwich, from J Hartwich company, spent some days with the PNG Biomass team training them on the assembly and correct operation of the units. It took Carlos 3 days and 6 flights to get to Lae from his home in Uruguay to assist our Project.
In the container were 4 units of the SRDM18 multifunction subsoiler and disc harrow. This unit is used to prepare a planting bed for the seedlings.
It also contained 2 units of the PA17 tree planting machines. This equipment will greatly improve the productivity of our plantation establishment programme.