Trees are planted on farms for a wide number of reasons. Some producers may chose to plant trees to provide shelter useful in increasing livestock productivity, while others may plant trees to increase the sequestration of carbon in their soil and decrease their overall carbon footprint.
This eLearning module describes the seven steps for planting and growing trees on farms in southern Australia, and some key considerations based on the requirement of the trees. It is based on input from farmers with extensive experience in planting and maintaining trees.
If you haven’t grown trees before, it is best to start by planting smaller areas to build confidence and learn by doing and then adapt your plans as you gain experience.
A more extensive searchable index of resources of tree planting information is available at https://piccc.org.au/research/project/TreesOnFarm.html