King’s taking shape.

NAB volunteers at King's.

NAB volunteers at King’s.

Planting has begun on another of our projects sites. Susan & Joel King have a long, narrow 6.2 ha  site that was fenced last November  and has now had about half it’s 1000 seedlings planted. As well as seedlings, planted on the steeper slopes (image at left and below), there’ll be direct seeding on the upper slope and ridge-line a little later in the season.

All indigenous seedlings planted at this and all project sites are grown locally, from seed collected in the district. Twenty-five different species were planted during this session.

Seedlings planted included (@ 20% canopy species):

Wattles

Acacia verticillata              Prickly moses
A. mearnsii                          Black wattle
A. dealbata                         Silver wattle
A. genistifolia                     Spreading wattle
A. verniciflua                      Varnish wattle
A. leprosa                            Cinnamon wattle
A. acinacea                         Gold dust wattle
A. implexa                           Lightwood
A. paradoxa                        Hedge wattle

Peas

Hardenbergia violacea   Sarsparilla
Pultanaea daphnoides   Large leaf bush pea

Kennedia prostrata         Running postman
Daviesia leptophylla        Narrow leaf bitter pea
Eucalypts

Eucalyptus macrocarpa  Grey Box
E. rubida                              Candlebark
E. macroryncha                 Red Stringybark
E. goniocalyx                      Long leaf box
E. melliodora                      Yellow Box
E. globulus  ssp bicostata  Victorian Blue Gum

Other

Cassinia aculeata              Dogwood
Dodonea viscosa                Hop bush
Dianella admixta               Black-anthered Flax Lily
Carex apressa                      Common Sedge
Allocasuarina verticillata  Drooping Sheoak
Bursaria spinosa               Sweet Bursaria

A big vote of thanks to the 11 NAB volunteers, Chris and Steve for coordination and to Susan and Joel for setting up a great feed and refreshments for our volunteers!

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This site, like others in the project, is steep so it’s important to manage risks when on-site. Each site is assessed for risk and all participants (volunteers and staff) are inducted through the project’s risk management protocols.

All images by Steve Joblin. Story by Steve & Bertram Lobert.

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  1. Pingback: Direst seeding of King’s and a Granter surprise. | Strath Creek Biodiversity Project

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