Winter in Albany

In 2010, we planted 160 hectares of native, salt-tolerant species at the Badgebup site. Due to lack of rainfall and extreme soil types, seedling survival from the initial planting was poor, and much of the site was replanted in 2011. Thanks to favourable weather conditions and the selection of more salt-tolerant species, the replant was a success, and in 2017 we planted an additional 80 hectares. The aim of this planting is to assist drainage and mitigate further damage to the salt-affected landscape. It was clear that in some areas of the 2017 planting had been very successful, and some thinning may be needed in the future.