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Trees show potential

(1986) Trees show potential. Elders Weekly, 2 October 1986. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A tree-planting trial on moderately saline land in the Narrogin area has produced some promising early results. The trees were planted in 1981 on Graeme Wilson's farm, 25 kilometres east of Narrogin, to determine whether replanted trees would lower groundwater levels significantly within the affected area. Research officer, Ric Engel and officer in charge, Tim Negus, of the Narrogin Department of Agriculture, said groundwater levels directly under the tree blocks had been lowered substantially by as much as two metres. Researchers believed that over time, groundwater levels between the tree blocks would be drawn down and a general lowering of the water table would result.

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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: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59565
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