To help guide revegetation practices on some of the region’s most degraded land, the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) have released the long awaited second edition of Trees and Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt.
The publication 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 region from Lancelin to Kalbarri, and east to the clearing line.
The first edition, that has not been available in print for several years now, was published by the Department of Agriculture Western Australia in 1996.
Recognising the important documented research of the first edition, NACC was funded by the WA Government State Natural Resource Management Program to produce a second edition in electronic format once again making the information widely available.
“NACC has used the book extensively to guide many of our successful revegetation projects including our Rivers and Wetlands Project that protected over 4,200 hectares in the last three years,” said NACC Carbon Farming Coordinator Sarah Jeffery.
The new edition expands on the books comprehensive species list and provides expert advice on what species are best suited to the different soil types of our region, said Ms Jeffery.
The Trees and Shrubs for the Midland and Northern Wheatbelt 2nd edition is now available on the NACC website at www.nacc.com.au/project/trees-and-shrubs-for-the-midlands-and-northern-wheatbelt/
For more information on Trees and Shrubs for the Midland and Northern Wheatbelt 2nd edition, please contact NACC Carbon Farming Coordinator Sarah Jeffery (E) Sarah.Jeffery@nacc.com.au (P) 08 9938 0110.