Nurseries relucant to invest in native trees for carbon farming
A native nurseryman in the Victorian Mallee says there’s still too much confusion around carbon farming initiatives for landholders to invest in large-scale native tree plantings on their land.
Tony Langdon, from Mildura, says whilst farmers are interested in the prospects of carbon offset schemes, he thinks most of the current opportunities will be taken up by private industry or government departments.
He hopes as the benefits become clearer from the schemes, there might be more opportunities farmers to get involved.
“There’s probably people with that in the back of their mind to do a bit of planting where they may get some sort of offset down the track or some benefit from that,” he said.
“But there’s a bit of indecision about all of that at the moment, and until that becomes more clearer, I don’t think people are going to rush into it.”
Article source: http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201208/s3564900.htm