The Art and Science of Growing Trees for Conservation and Profit

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Heartwood challenges the entrenched view that when it comes to forests, one is either a conservationist or a profiteer. Forest scientist Rowan Reid draws on over twenty years of experience and study to offer a third way: where growing trees for profit can have a positive environmental impact. He challenges the ideological poles that dominate the debate and offers a scientific view on how anyone with the necessary land and time can grow their own trees and profit from them while improving the soil, water and ecosystem. Rowan also shares the personal story and family history that lead him to his revolutionary new approach. He shares his passion for native trees and provides the practical information that readers will need to understand and grow trees of their own.
Publisher: Melbourne, VIC : [2017]. Melbourne Books,
ISBN: 9781925556117
Branch Call Number: ANF 634.990994 REID
Characteristics: 303 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 26 cm


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May 09, 2018

Our relationship to nature is usually very black-and-white dualistic; you're either for protecting it, or all about exploiting it. This book questions whether we can't work with plants, animals and the environment in order to both profit.
It contains some great information on milling timber, working with native Australian wood-grains, the different species and their properties, as well as how to grow a tree to best effect and integrate them into livestock farming.

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