Trees, water and salt: An Australian guide to using trees for healthy catchments and productive farms
JVAP research update series no.1
Joint Venture Agroforestry Program
Environment Australia, October 2000
ISBN 0 6425 8201 7 ISSN 1440-6845
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About the report
This report provides a guide to achieving the desired environmental and land management benefits of growing trees on farms. To achieve these desired effects, plantings must be well planned and land managers wanting to address problems of salinity and waterlogging need answers to six key questions:
- What area of a catchment needs to be planted?
- Where is the best location in a catchment to plant?
- Should trees be arranged in blocks or belts?
- What is the time interval between planting and seeing results?
- How effective are particular farm forestry designs in different settings?
- How are appropriate species and management practices chosen?