10 per cent multipurpose tree cover for every farm: A low risk, high opportunity first step
Posted 11 June 2020
Agricultural research suggests that farmers can confidently plant trees for shelter and land protection across at least 5 per cent of their farm without risking agricultural productivity or capital value.
Most farmers could increase this to 7 or 8 per cent by protecting native remnants, targeting land of low agricultural value and extending ornamental plantings.
Victorian Farmers Federation, Farm Tree and Landcare Association - Otway Agroforestry Network - Faculty of Land and Food Resources, The University Melbourne
Andrew Stewart, Rohan Reid
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1911 - Carlos G Bates