ISBN: 9781856230292 Year Added to Catalog: 2005 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 45 color photographs online and line drawings, index Number of Pages: 8 1/4 x 11 2/3, 160 pages Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Old ISBN: 1856230295 Release Date: February 4, 2005 Web Product ID: 234
Shaded play under a loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). In the late spring, when the evergreen tree is fruiting and the ultra violet radiations are at their highest, it also serves as shaded child forage. Nannup, Western Australia.
Pioneer: Acacia saligna hedge planted onto earthworks. Flowering of front tree is significantly advanced to others on the left. These are the erect, low suckering form. Nannup, Western Australia.
Pioneers: stepping forest into clearing. Natural regeneration of raspberry jam wattles. Yelbeni, Western Australia.
Shaded walk. Nannup, Western Australia.
Pioneer: Leucaena leucocephala (var. Peru), showing flower which quickly distinguishes it from Albizia lophantha. Nannup, Western Australia.
Pioneer: honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) pod. High nutrition stocked. Busselton, Western Australia.
Pioneer: Acacia dealbata, pruned high for pole, emerging from behind Acacia iteaphylla. Both forming sun trap for sub-tropical microclimate. Nannup, Western Australia.
Pioneer: one year old tagasaste planting. Trees were planted bare rooted at 2 m spacing in central wheatbelt (300 mm rainfall), with only 50 mm of rain left in the season. No supplementary watering over hot dry summer. Success rate 85%. Yelbeni, Western Australia.
Two years later. Trees provide windbreak to stock and crop, and form wildlife corridor for bush at the back. This allows small insect eating birds to penetrate deep into the crop.
Pioneer: Albizia lophantha creating micro-environment for seedling white sapote (Casimiroa edulis).
Utility: Portugese oak (Quercus lusitanica) planted over pig yards. Acorns are stock feed. Tree is semi-deciduous. Manjimup, Western Australia.
Utility: Quyito palm (Parajubaea coccoides) Seed from Quito, Ecuador. Seed can take 18 months to germinate. Note sprout on the right of seed. The nut has the flavour of coconut. Nannup, Western Australia.
Nuts: 35 year old macadamia tree. Perth, Australia.
Nuts: chestnut coppice. The root system is well established and allows quick recovery and growth. Sussex, England. (photo: Julia Boniface)
Agave sp. Tollerant of alkaline soils and arid conditions. A good barrier fence plant and fire retardant. The commercial source of sisal fibre and some species are made into tequila. Nannup, Western, Austalia.
Bullrush (Typha sp) with (Taxodim distichum) in the background. Longstock, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
Utility: European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Ancient hedge. Note that the trunks have pleached togther forming one living organism. Winkworth Arboretum, England. (photo: Claire Everette)
Pride of Madeira, (Echium candicans) will tolerate: costal; windswept; alkaline sites and is an excellent early spring bee forage plant. Stanley, Tasmania, Australia.
Water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) growing in pond, with taro (Colocasia esculenta) growing on banks. Busselton, Western Australia.