Australian Forest Growers, 2009. 142 pages, Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, illustrations.
At the heart of Recreating the Country are ten design principles observed from nature for land managers to apply a new form of revegetation – the ‘Sustainable Biorich Landscapes’. Integrated with other forms of vegetation like farm forestry, biorich plantations aim to enrich biodiversity across rural landscapes not just for our lifetime but for centuries.
This easy to read designers guide will give landholders all they need to put trees back on our rural landscapes in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
It includes practical chapters on choosing good tubestock, direct seeding and natural regeneration; selecting species for difficult sites and how to use grazing, thinning and fire to maintain the health and diversity of a biorich landscape.