Managing natural assets: Scattered paddock trees
Stately old trees standing alone in paddocks are a familiar feature of our rural landscapes. Aesthetically pleasing, they are also important assets supporting agricultural productivity, and are critical for wildlife.
Often the oldest, largest trees remaining after clearing, paddock trees may be hundreds of years old. However, these iconic trees are disappearing from the landscape and if this trend continues, scattered paddock trees across most of the south-eastern agricultural region may be gone in as little as 40 years. With them will go the benefits they bring for farm productivity and biodiversity.
But all is not lost: farmers and other land managers can be instrumental in protecting and restoring these elders of the Australian landscape.
Download the PDF document for information on managing scattered paddock trees.
Scattered Paddock Trees Management Guide
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