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Trees: farms' beautiful bonus

Garner, M. (1989) Trees: farms' beautiful bonus. Elders Weekly, 18 May 1989. p. 34 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Mark Garner.

The advantages of private tree farming are explored, namely the reduced wind erosion and reduction in waterlogged soil combined with another income stream for the farmer. The article focuses on WA Chip and Pulp's (WACAP) unique business model, whereby the farmer can agree to a certain level of care for the tree crop while WACAP provides the rest. This agreement extends to the extent of the harvest enjoyed by the farmer. WACAP's commercial manager, Peter George, calls for a reduction of government involvement in the tree planting industry, specifically the tax disincentives.

The article contains a photograph of Lionel Blakers, manager of the contract nursery for growing seedlings and John Sanders, WACAP Forest Operations Manager.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56024
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