Welcome To Auria

About Us

The ‘Auria Arid Region Forestry Research Project’ was begun by David Kennett in 2001, when he purchased 440 acres of highly degraded land in a low rainfall region of Western Australia. In 2008 the project was enlarged to 600 acres and getting on for 1 million trees have been planted in various trials.

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Save The Planet

The ‘Auria Arid Region Forestry Research Project’ was established to develop innovative techniques and technologies that would enable degraded land to be recovered, the spread of deserts reversed and rainfall enhanced. Trees are being established where forestry has previously been discounted out of hand due to the environmental conditions being considered too challenging. The proven methods need to be adopted and implemented over vast areas. Help is required to promots the methods, traditional forestry methods simply do not achieve the desired results.

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Our Methods

Forestry techniques that are generally practised are desgined for deciduous trees in high rainfall regions - those methods simply do not perform well in low rainfall regions. Unique methods have been developed at 'Auria' that ensure exceptional survival rates even when planted during drought conditions and high temperatures.
Trees established succesfully in well-designed and installed projects in low rainfall regions ensure that the maximimum benefits are achieved from every drop of rain at the lowest cost. The methods and technologies need to be promoted far and wide. Help is required to make this happen.

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David Kennett has devoted his savings, time and energy since 2001 to this vital research, he is happy to pass on his acquired knowledge and conducts Work Shops for this purpose. He also has the equipment and ability to plant millions of trees on behalf of other people, who are wanting to "do the right thing" for the environment, but lack the time, land and skills to do it themselves. Collectively even with small donations, trees can be planted on properties for people who are prepared to give up some of their income-generating land, but cannot afford the cost of the trees, planting and fencing them as is required to protect the young trees from stock.

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  • Most people recognise the need to plant trees, but few have the land on which to do it, or the skills. Every donated dollar goes towards purchasing and planting trees - they are not being grown for profit, they will be protected by law.

    All management costs at 'Auria' are covered by David Kennett. Anyone can follow the activities at 'Auria' on Facebook and see that their money is being spent legitimately. By looking at the "Auria" property on "Google Maps", you can see the massive number of trees that have already been planted in the development of the unique methods and technologies. Future plantings will be taken place on other properties that have similar environmental issues.

    Bureaucracy being what it is, funding applications are rejected because the restricting criteria demand the use of out-dated, inappropriate methods and the use of chemicals that will not be used at 'Auria'. Mankind can only progress by accepting change and adopting better ideas - The 'Auria' methods and technologies have been proven to achieve the desired results.

    Please make a contribution to this worthwhile cause. Your assistance will be appreciated by the planet, your children and grandchildren.

    If you wish to donate, please EFT your dontation to

    Account Name: Auria
    BSB 633 000
    Account 153702212

    You can also donate via PayPal by clicking here
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As world population increases, so will the demand for food and timber products.

Trees are an absolutely essential part of 'the water cycle' – reduce the number of trees and rainfall diminishes – increase the number of trees and rainfall will be enhanced.

Thus we must stop clearing trees and plant trees and agriculture will follow. But where is there suitable land?

Around the world, 40% of the land cleared for agriculture has become so degraded it is no longer productive. Planting belts of trees – representing just 5% of the damaged and ‘at risk’ landscape – will recover much of this land.

Traditionally, low rainfall regions are not considered suitable for forestry or agriculture – but as they represent 70% of the planet’s landmass and 90% of Australia’s, surely we should be looking at growing trees on the fringes of these areas and then advancing further into them as the conditions improve?

Evergreen trees, endemic to low rainfall regions of Australia have evolved differently from deciduous trees in order to survive drought. Deciduous trees have one period of ‘summer growth’ and ‘winter dormancy’ per year, producing ‘annual growth rings’ in their trunks.

Endemic evergreen trees go 'in' and 'out' of dormancy in response to moisture availability – producing a misleadingly high number of growth rings. The high number of rings endear the trees with exceptional physical properties and value. Some trees I have planted myself have produced an average of over 20 growth rings per year. Clearly they are much faster growing than one would thing and should be grown commercially and for environmental benefits.

Here at 'Auria', remarkable discoveries have been made in regard to growing trees. Sadly scientists are reluctant to accept what they call ‘pseudoscience’ – and yet others of their ilk say we only employ 10% of our brain’s potential.

Thus I ask you to consider what is written here, with an open mind. We have inherent skills and abilities that we are never taught to develop.