PART C: ECOLOGICAL FORESTRY
For Helle and Claudia Janssen, forestry is a problem but also a solution.
They want to establish forests with permanent canopies – yet still harvest timber – to offset the ecological footprint of communities and industries such as radiata forestry, viticulture and aquaculture.
The couple set up Reciprocate Biocapacity . . . → Read More: Seeing Forests for more than the Trees – Part C
PART B: THE PICTURE-PERFECT PINE PLANTATION
Hillersden Forest- a good example of environmentally friendly radiata forestry.
Vern Harris has a different slant on pine forests using a wine analogy. Saying Marlborough has too much pine is akin to saying it has too much sauvignon Warm, “but every industry needs its cash . . . → Read More: Seeing Forests for more than the Trees – Part B
PART A : INTRODUCTION & THE INTERGENERATIONAL BOUTIQUE FOREST
A wall of green slices the Wairau Valley as regimented pine trees march up a hill. In the Rai Valley, a boutique forest’s mixed-species trees are nurtured for their amenity value now, and their potential as high-value building timber in the future. Meanwhile, . . . → Read More: Seeing Forests for more than the Trees – Part A
‘Greener Horizons’ – is a Video story of 5 Western Australian farmers telling their stories of how tree crops can improve the sustainability of their farms, their communities and the landscape.
In Western Australia lies an area twice the size of Tasmania, called the Avon Wheatbelt. Of the 12 million hectares of land, approximately . . . → Read More: Green horizons – the video story of five WA Farmers and their tree crops
Planning a revegetation project takes careful forethought and experience.
An overall farm design and project plan can save costly mistakes in later years. The more time and effort put in before planting, the more can be saved in the long run.
A revegetation project can create a framework for habitat and prevent . . . → Read More: Revegetation Solutions using ‘Men of the Trees’ Farmscape Services
WHAT IS IT?
Silvopasture is an agroforestry system that intentionally blends management of trees, forages, and livestock such that:
The interactions among these components are planned and managed. The system is operated for and evaluated as a single enterprise rather than as separate parts. HOW IS IT IMPLEMENTED?
Both pastures and . . . → Read More: The Silvopasture Agroforestry System