Salinity is caused by water tables rising from clearing of land for dryland farming. Predications indicate that 17 million hectares in Australia could be affected by 2050 costing billions of dollars in lost productivity. In Western Australia salinity has already caused a 50% decrease in wetland bird numbers with 450 plant species threatened with extinction.
Carbon dioxide sequestration plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Not only does WISPER’s plantations sequester carbon dioxide but the host trees produced in the production cycle can also be used as an important biomass source for renewable energy.
Water & Soil Conservation
Plantations aid the conservation of soil and water resources by reducing erosion, stabilise soils, scavenging free nutrients, reduce runoff, improve water infiltration and increase the overall organic matter. This in turn promotes beneficial organisms that improve the overall soil productivity.
WA Sandalwood Plantations Pty Ltd is a Western Australian company, dedicated to growing and managing commercial plantations of Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) on behalf of investors and shareholders, involving 23 plantations. READ MORE HERE
Sandalwood Oils of Australia (SOA) specialises in the production and distribution of oils derived from indigenous Australian sandalwood trees (Santalum Spicatum).