How strategically planted trees have transformed Nosswick
When Andrew Colvin purchased his farm, Nosswick, at Blackwood Creek in Tasmania’s north in 1981 it was basically bare. There was minimal fencing and scattered trees. Like a lot of farmers at the time, Andrew needed to increase production, so he put in a lot of infrastructure that required removal of many trees.
After the first five...
Planting trees helps this Coal River Valley winery maintain its sustainable farming methods
Anh Nguyen is the owner and operator of Esk Vineyard’s Torch Bearer Wines, a boutique vineyard in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley.While only operating on 6.5 hectares of land, what Nguyen is trying to achieve on her small family farm is a self-supporting system that improves instead of degrades the earth - and a product that consumers increasingly demand:...
Farm Forestry: Designing for increased Biodiversity
Primary Industries and Resources SA, February 2002 - Peter Bulman, Zita Stokes, Andrew West, Brian Gepp, Jasemin Rose, Ann Prescott, Jeff Edwards, Mark Ellis
If you are looking at establishing farm forestry, or you have existing farm forestry plantings on your property, and wish to increase their biodiversity value then this booklet can help you. This booklet is aimed at landholders...
Establishing shelter in Canterbury with Nature Conservation in Mind
Environment Cantebury, Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation - CD Meurk, Landcare Research-Manaki Whenua
Hedgerows and shelterbelts are living windbreaks that can protect and preserve the environment and our cultural history. This article discusses how to do strategic plantings to achieve environmental benefits such as reduced evaporation loss, increased production, reduced wind etc.
Windbreaks and Wildlife
University Nebraska, USD/Soil Conservation Service, North Dakota State University, Forest Stewardship Program, 2006
Windbreaks can support wildlife that add beauty and pleasure to our lives. They also sustain birds that can eat insects and pests, improve hunting opportunities and provide a focal point for family outdoor activities.
Biodiversity outcomes from eucalypt plantation expansion into agricultural landscapes of southern Australia
Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, September 2011 - P Grimbacher
Most new eucalpt plantations are established on what was previously agricultural land, and remnant vegetation often becomes embedded within plantation estates.
Given rapid landscape change, there is significant industry, community and scientific interest in how biodiversity values are affectd by forestry operations within plantation landscapes.