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):
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
Hardenbergia violacea Sarsparilla
Pultanaea daphnoides Large leaf bush pea
Kennedia prostrata Running postman
Daviesia leptophylla Narrow leaf bitter pea
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
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!
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.