Natural resources are normally well protected on wattle estates. Contour planting, the stacking of branches between the old tree rows, and grassed waterways to carry the excess water after heavy storms are some of the methods used to manage run-off and protect the soil from erosion. When planting, care is taken to ensure that trees do not encroach on the water courses or wetlands. This is done to ensure that stream flow is not adversely affected and that other water users down stream also receive their share of our precious water resource.
The protection of water resources is of major concern in wattle areas.