10 Windbreak Trees For Central Coast NSW

10 Windbreak Trees For Central Coast NSW

I believe these trees are all high-emergent strata trees (except coastal banksia may function as medium–I’m not sure).

More could be said for lower strata plants, but here are 10 upper strata trees:

  1. tallow wood (Eucalyptus microcorys)
    • fencing timber
  2. turpentine (Syncarpia glomerulifera)
    • construction and marine infrastructure timber crop
  3. Casuarina glauca (swamp oak)
    • native support species, biomass/soil cover
  4. Allocasuarina littoralis (forest oak)
    • native support species, biomass/soil cover
  5. Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
    • nitrogen fixing root nodules, timber crop
  6. Tucker Bush Cherry (Syzygium australe)
    • Summer fruit, fire resistant
  7. Lilly pilly (Syzygium smithii)
    • Winter fruit, fire resistant
  8. Hickory wattle (Acacia implexa)
    • flowering native, bird and bee attractant, fire resistant
  9. Coastal banksia (Banksia integrifolia)
    • flowering native, bird and bee attractant, fire resistant
  10. Silky oak (Grevillia robusta)
    • flowering native, bird and bee attractant, revered honey tree, firewood/charcoal crop

 

NOTE: Timber crops are conceptualised through the lens of successional agroforestry. They will eventually reach economic potential and at planned times of selective felling, they will need to be replaced by young trees of the next generation. To glean timber value, they would be addressed as part of a dynamic system, not a static “plant and forget” system. There would be a lot more work to understanding minimum requirements for economic feasibility dependent on the specific context.

 

Some sources:

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/137858/Windbreaks-for-citrus.pdf

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/nature/Factsheet7NativeShelterbelts.pdf

https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/fruit-trees-and-wind/

https://themacadamia.co.za/2020/02/03/planning-and-designing-effective-windbreaks/

https://apps.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Grevillea_robusta.PDF

 

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