MINANG NOONGAR COUNTRY
This project is located on a working farm adjacent to the Stirling Range National Park, approximately 320 km southeast of Perth. The owners of the property have been farming their land for years and are proactively planting areas at risk of rising water tables to maintain the overall productivity of the land. They are also committed to doing their part to conserve and restore biodiversity.
We are working with Threshold Environmental to restore 65 hectares across the property through Saltland Carbon, Biodiverse Sandalwood, and Biodiverse Carbon planting methodologies. Comprehensive soil testing was undertaken prior to planting and used to develop a tailored plan which aims to reduce salinity, minimise soil erosion and improve the quality of the land.
The sites were initially planted in 2020 using a combination of direct seeding and hand-planted seedlings. More than 80 different native species were planted, including several Acacia, Allocasuarina, Banksia, Eucalyptus, Hakea and Melaleuca species. Approximately 500,000 trees and shrubs have already been established across the sites, and further seeding of sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) is planned for 2023.
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- Planting Type: Saltland Carbon, Biodiverse Sandalwood & Biodiverse Carbon
- Region: Great Southern, WA
- Planted: 2020
- Size: 65 hectares
- Seedling Count: 35,489
- Seed Weight: 38 kg
- Supported By: State Natural Resource Management Program, National Landcare Program (Smart Farms Small Grants)
- Partners: Threshold Environmental, South Coast NRM, Gillamii Centre & North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources
- ERF Registered: No
- Legal Permanence: 30 years (Biodiverse Sandalwood), 100 years (Saltland Carbon & Biodiverse Carbon)
• hardwood tree
• highly salt tolerant
• drought tolerant
• fire adapted
• hardy tree
• attracts native birds
• nitrogen converter
• fast maturing tree
• utilised for canopy cover
• often prickly (excellent nesting habitat)
• fire-adapted germination
• excellent shrubby habitat
• increase biodiversity
• provide understorey and canopy cover