Trees & Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt 2nd edition provides farmers, land managers, landcarers, conservation groups and local government authorities with a comprehensive list of the best suited naturally occurring tree and shrub species for revegetation projects in the boundary of Lancelin to Kalbarri, and east to the clearing line.
What a world we live in. The environmental sector, like many of our native plants, is particularly ephemeral: People and projects come and go and the challenge is to preserve the specialist knowledge and the records of natural assets in special places. Trees and Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt 2nd edition is one way of keeping the knowledge alive. It is an invaluable tool for both environmental practitioners and land managers.
Trees and Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt was originally published in 1996 by the then Agriculture Western Australia (now Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia). This edition, published by NACC, builds on the 1st edition and provides additional information to assist anyone planning revegetation works.
Revegetation has become an important part of many farms, whether for salinity control, shelter, wind breaks, wildlife corridors, degradation issues, water, carbon or simply for aesthetic reasons. This book is aimed at helping land managers with their decision-making and, therefore, improve return on investment and likelihood of success.
The information in Trees and Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt 2nd edition is categorised by districts and then by soil type. Within each district’s soil types, species are divided into trees and shrubs. Including a mix of trees and shrubs in revegetation activities ensures planting will mimic nature’s layered, balanced structure.