targeting wind erosion with oil mallees and saltbush
Active Corrigin Farm Improvement Group members, Harry and Aaron Gayfer, first learnt about the benefits of oil mallee belts and saltbush plantings on one of the group’s annual bus tours many years ago. Seeing firsthand how their neighbours had been integrating landcare projects drove a desire to do the same. Planting about 3,000 trees a year became part of normal farm practice for the Gayfer family. “We try to apply for funding when we can to help reduce the financial cost of revegetating degraded land”. Harry elaborated saying, “What makes funding invaluable is it allows you to trial different ideas before implementing them on a full farm scale”.