Planting trees on farms can achieve multiple benefits.
Photographs by Rawdon Sthradher (Fine Focus Photography).
- Prevent overgrazing - feeding supplements can be a cost-effective strategy.
- Consider establishing agroforestry in areas such as breaks of slope, between paddocks etc. They will provide all the benefits of trees – i.e. shelter plus an income in approx 10 years. After removal, the roots will still bind the soil for 3-5 years.
- Avoid disposing dead stock and rubbish near waterways.