Gondwana Link

Yarrabee restoration progress report

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 24/04/2010


The 50ha sandalwood plantation on Yarrabee Wesfarmers Reserve. Photo David Freudenberger

Despite two difficult planting seasons, results from the restoration work on Yarrabee Wesfarmers Reserve is starting to show up from the air. Some 550 hectares of this important property in the Link’s Fitz-Stirling area were tackled with biodiverse plantings, and despite windstorms, dry seasons and locust plagues, the work is a valuable contribution to the program. An additional 50ha plantation of sandalwood was added to the southern portion of the property. While still early days, sandalwood growth rates are already exceeding expectations.

Aerial photo of restoration at Yarrabee Wesfarmers Reserve. Just add time and the result will look very different in the future. Photo David Freudenberger

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