The benefits of trees and shrubs on farm production are beginning to be recognised by most landholders.
This book details the methods you can use to re-establish trees and shrubs on your farm—especially those that may have been there originally. There are a series of important steps to success, which will result in native plants coming back into your farm landscape.
This book doesn’t attempt to explain the benefits and techniques of farm forestry. Many of the principles overlap, but there are other considerations of marketing, species and site selection which will be specific to commercial production. Once you have mastered many of the steps of revegetation, you might consider a farm forestry venture and references are available for this.
This book covers the main competency AHCNAR402A - Plan the implementation of revegetation works of the National Training Package.
The following learning outcomes are included:
• define the role of revegetation in agricultural systems
• assess the value and role of existing remnant vegetation on a particular land area
• plan revegetation strategies for a particular land area
• identify the requirements for revegetating parts of a given land area
• outline short-term and long-term management strategies for revegetating a particular area.
Table of contents:
1. The value of trees and shrubs
2. Farm planning
3. Designing windbreaks and shade areas
4. Assessing existing remants
5. Natural regeneration
6. Collecting and growing native seeds
7. Direct seeding
9. Revegetating streams and waterways
10. Weed control
11. Protecting revegetated areas
Appendix: Botanical names of species
References and further reading