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Trees that appease

Piggott, M. (1980) Trees that appease. Western Farmer and Grazier, 12 June 1980. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


You have to meet Perillup farmer Bert Henderson on his home ground to understand the irony of his recent conviction for contravening the land clearing legislation. For 27 years he's farmed his land and the evidence of a good husbandryman surrounds you ... neat buildings and fences and healthy emerging crops and pastures. Mr Henderson will invest a further $10,000 in interceptor banks and re-afforestation covering 12 hectares. If he can acquire finance a further 20 hectares will be reafforested in 1981. Interceptor banks built in April 1979 have clearly improved the health of gum trees that were previously showing signs of stress from waterlogging and salt encroachment. "Harry Whittington told me we could not expect such improvement before five years after putting in the interceptors. Here we've got it in one year," Mr Henderson says.

This article contains an image by Max Piggott of Graeme Henderson, Ernest Irwin and Kim Henderson taking part in a tree planting programme at Bert Henderson's Perillup property.

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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: ©1980 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57076
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