Useful Trees and Shrubs for Central West NSW

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Author:   Peter Milthorpe
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   0734716044 
Product Id:   5388

This handy glovebox guide includes information on 75 species of trees and shrubs including eucalypts, acacias and a range of other species and introduced trees to assist landholders to select more appropriate species for planting.

Although the focal region for the book is the central west of NSW (bounded by Narromine and Forbes in the east, Quambone in the north, Gilgunnia and Hilston in the west and Narrandera in the south), readers from a larger area of NSW will find the book useful. Species preferences in this Glove Box Guide has been given to those with a range of uses or functions such as:

  • forage

  • honey production

  • shelter

  • timber and oil

  • ornamental purposes

Each plant is described by its form, habitat, uses, buds and flowers. Photos are useful in identifying species. The book also includes a table which summarises the attributes of all species and indicates uses, salt tolerance and preferred soils.

The majority of data come from collaborative research and demonstration studies that were established at the Condobolin Agricultural and Advisory Station in 1950. People interested in seeing the mature trees can visit the Research Station and follow signposted walks.