Trees have many and varied uses in rural areas. Rows of trees often line fences to provide shelter from the wind, and shade for stock. Similarly, trees close to the homestead also shelter it from strong winds. Ornamental plantings are often found near the homestead. In some parts of the farm native bush is allowed to regenerate to protect the land from landslides. Poplars are planted to stabilise areas of pasture that are subject to slips. Small lots of radiata pine, Tasmanian blackwood or brown barrel gum trees are also planted and, when felled, provide timber for various purposes around the farm.
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