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Gary and Janet Repacholi have been planting between 4,000 and 6,000 trees a year since the mid-1990s and saltbush since 2000. At first they fenced around the edges
of saline creeklines and planted eucalypts using the shire tree planter to thicken up some existing patches.
In 2009 they had read about oil mallees, a neighbour had planted some and then they talked with David McFall of the Upper Great Southern Oil Mallee Growers Association.
David mentioned that there was funding available through Wheatbelt NRM so they thought they would give mallees a go. In 2010 they planted their first mallees through