10 per cent multipurpose tree cover for every farm: A low risk, high opportunity first step
10 per cent multipurpose tree cover for every farm: A low risk, high opportunity first step

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

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1911 - Carlos G Bates