Planting trees on agricultural land saves the environment and can be tax deductible

Trees on farm land acting as a windbreak

TAKE2 member The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network (B2B) wants to get more farmers planting native trees and shrubs. And they have gained a powerful partner to help realise that vision.

Victorian agricultural land not protected by climate buffers (also known as shelterbelts) like trees and shrubs is less productive. So B2B is encouraging more farmers to plant, preferably native, shelter belts that protect livestock and crops, reduce salinity and soil erosion, prevent soil nutrients being washed away, improve biodiversity and help tackle climate change.

Shelterbelts can also improve livestock and crop production while reducing costs. But the good news doesn’t end there - planting shelterbelts is also tax deductible!

In a major first, B2B has worked with the Australian Tax Office to produce an easy to understand summary of the tax breaks available for establishing shelterbelts on farm land. This landmark model could change the way we farm and build our resilience to climate change.

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