Heartwood: Growing Trees for Conservation and Profit
By Rowan Reid
Hardcover Book: 180x255mm 304 pages colour throughout.
Drawing on hard science and real practical experience gained from thirty years of tree growing on his own farm, Rowan shows how planting, managing and harvesting trees can
lock up atmospheric carbon, control soil erosion, improve water quality, increase agriculture production and enhance biodiversity, while also offering landholders a financial reward and the satisfaction of growing their own timber. These forests don’t look like conventional plantations or reproductions of what once grew on our country. They are something very different, and very personal.
Heartwood includes 15 chapters focusing on a range of specialty timber species that Rowan grows on his own farm–including Sydney Blue Gum, Blackwood, English Oak, Coast Redwood, River Sheoak, Black Walnut and Australian Silky Oak–to share his knowledge of growing, managing, harvesting and sawmilling farm grown timber and his passion for multipurpose forests on farms.
The growing of trees for conservation and profit, as advocated in this book, is a new and powerful story that can enrich and restore our degraded farmlands and native forests for the benefit of our own and future generations. A story that we can all help to write on our landscape, with trees.
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Book available 1st September