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WISALTS column

(1984) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 26 January 1984. p. 18 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Reflecting on an article written under the penname, Arboreal, that was found in the Kendenup Index issue of September 1921 recognising the value of trees and condemning the early settlers in Kendenup and elsewhere for felling trees in areas where cultivation would not be possible or desirable. This article looks at a number of perspectives including an Esperance farmer, Tony Overheu who sees trees as a valuable tool in total land management. WISALTS president, Lex Hardie of Narrogin has been planting over the past 20 years, an average of 400 trees a year as part of his farm policy. The Public Works Department particularly in the Collie River area, has planted trees in an effort to combat the increasing salinity in the Wellington Dam catchment.

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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: ©1984 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58840
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