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Salt fight rooted in trees

Smith, F. (2008) Salt fight rooted in trees. The Countryman, 22 May 2008. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A Southern Brook couple are taking positive steps to damp down rising water tables and swamp salinity. Kevin and Karen Lawrence are growing 20,000 melaleuca atriviridus trees to make brushwood fencing on country where it is too salty for conventional cropping. The Avon Catchment Council is providing 160,000 trees to landholders in the Avon, Yilgarn and Lockhart catchment. The pilot scheme includes plans to establish a processing plant at Northam to make brushwood fencing panels. The Lawrence's, with the aid of a Chatfield tree planter, managed to plant 10,000 trees in one day. Kevin Lawrence has also planted salmon gums and wattles as well as 10,000 melaleuca near a creek that was too salty to crop.

This article contains one an image of Karen and Kevin Lawrence.

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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: ©2008 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58494
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