National low rainfall tree improvement

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  • Published: 1 Oct 1999

  • Author(s): Bush, David

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Australian agroforestry is most developed in areas of high rainfall that are close to timber markets and wood processing facilities. Yet it is significantly less advanced in low rainfall areas, including the sheep-wheat belt and pastoral zones, where tree plantations could potentially provide environmental benefits and an alternative source on farm income. At present there is insufficient information about commercial timber tree species which will grow in low rainfall zones.