Grass-roots community organisation that aims to improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment

Trees on Farms

A copse of healthy trees in a paddock

Native tree and shrub species in agricultural landscapes can have dual environmental and agricultural productivity benefits. Planting diverse native species as shelter belts will ensure better pollination services, provide integrated pest management, store carbon, and assist in the retention of ground cover and soil. Trees and shrubs offer shelter and shade to stock and a safe place to lamb.

Our Trees on Farms program will provide you with comprehensive advice on successful establishment methods and species selection. Our native plant nursery grows hardy native species that are acclimatised to the region. We will visit your farm and assess the site to make sure we can provide the most accurate advice on species selection, site preparation and planting.

Derwent Catchment Project

PO Box 22 Hamilton TAS 7140  |  Phone (03) 6286 3211  |  facilitator@derwentcatchment.org