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 and the spread of deserts reversed. Trees are being established where forestry has previously been discounted out of hand due to the environmental conditions being considered too challenging.

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Our Methods

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.

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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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Please Consider Donating
  • Every donated dollar goes towards purchasing and planting trees; all management costs at 'Auria' are covered by David Kennett from his pension. 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.

    Please make a contribution to this worthwhile cause. "Auria", the planet and your grandchildren will thank you for it.

    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
    For more in-depth information regarding donations click here


Climate change has made everyone aware of the need to take action - and that the removal of trees from vast tracts of land to grow food brought about diminishing rainfall, dry land salinity, water logging, flooding, wind and water erosion, dust storms, declining soil fertility and desertification. With most of Australia's landmass already covered in deserts - unless successful remedial action is undertaken, this will increase dramatically. The property now called 'Auria' was already suffering from all these problems but thanks to the innovative and unique techniques and technology that have been developed - most of these confronting issues have been addressed - with benefits for landowners up and down stream.

The widely held belief is that about 80% of cleared agricultural land will have to be revegetated to address these problems, farmers clearly cannot afford to take that area of income-generating land out of production, or the cost of such an exercise - and so they invariably elect to do nothing.

David Kennett set himself a goal of discovering ways to recover degraded and bringing it back into production. His immediate neighbour has planted his first crop in 14years on 100acres that was previoiusly too degraded to grow anything. If sufficient farmers can be helped to come on board and implement now proven 'Auria' forestry methods, by planting just a modest 5% of their cleared land, they will collectively produce worthwhile benefits for the environment and rural economies.

In recognition of its accomplishments, ‘Auria’ was a finalist in the category ‘Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge’ in the 2009, United Nations Association of Australia, ‘World Environment Day Awards’ and again in the 'Individual Award' category in 2011.