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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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 to not achieve the desired results.
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Account Name: Auria
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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.
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.