Written by David Lindenmayer, Damien Michael, Mason Crane, Daniel Florance & Emma Burns

 

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time to plant a tree is now.”

This is a powerful introduction to a book that provides landholders with an explanation of the importance of land restoration to benefit native wildlife. It provides a glimpse into the most effective and achievable ways to restore woodlands and native forests in previously cleared pasture and farm lands.

This book puts a spotlight on the significance of revegetation in cleared landscapes and includes specific guides on what to plant, how to plant and ways to manage your plantings over the short and long terms. The authors include all the elements a landholder would require to develop a revegetation management plan, including planning for fire management, feral and pest animal species, weed control, fauna friendly fencing, livestock and other complementary land-uses and providing additional supplementary habitat for wildlife.

This book is one of a series recently published by CSIRO Publishing that focuses on the conservation and restoration of specific landscapes and ecosystems. Like other books in the series, it is accessible and easy to read regardless of your level of skill and knowledge in relation to land restoration.

For the pleasure of avid readers, this book also provides references for themes and topics discussed throughout the book. This book is a must read for anyone planning restoration or revegetation works on land previously cleared for agricultural purposes.

Paperback | Oct 2018 | $39.99
136 pages | Colour photos
CSIRO Publishing

 

Review by De-Anne Attard

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