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Baker Street and Francis Road Replanting Project,
Bray Park, Queensland.
(2007/2008)

Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Assistance Scheme Grant (formerly known as Pine Rivers Council Community Assistance Scheme Grant) - $5,000

Three grassed sections along Francis Road/Baker Street were chosen to replant koala food trees and other natives. The sections measured were 20 metres by 8 metres, 10 metres by 4 metres and 15 metres by 6 metres.

The funds were used to mark and spray the site to remove exotic weeds and grasses.

 

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A local resident.

South East Queensland Koala food trees species planted:

leafpoint Spotted Gum (Corymbia citriodora)
leafpoint Pink Bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia)
leafpoint Narrow-leaf Ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra)
leafpoint Grey Ironbark (Eucalyptus siderophloia)
leafpoint Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys)
leafpoint Small-fruited Grey Gum (Eucalyptus propinqua)
leafpoint Swamp Mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta)
leafpoint Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus saligna)
leafpoint Narrow-leaf Red Gum (Eucalyptus seeana)
leafpoint Qld Blue Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis)
 

 

 

Subsequently, weed free forest mulch was purchased, delivered and spread over the marked beds to soften and sweeten the soil to achieve optimal growth.

When soil is exposed, residual water evaporates. Mulching protects the soil and helps retain moisture. By mechanically digging the holes after good rainfall, water can penetrate the dry soil reducing evaporation rates after it is exposed.

KAI members planted 500 native tube stock including 100 koala food trees.

The grant included a watering regime of approximately three litres of water per plant on three separate occasions.

Our commitment extended to undertaking two years of maintenance on all sites which includes manual removal of weeds surrounding the plant and the use of a broad-spectrum systemic Glyphosate herbicide to remove weed and grass species that negatively impact on the growth of the plants. To see other replanting and rehabilitation projects please follow this link.

KAI undertakes a range of koala based activities including educational, the raising and care of orphaned koala joeys, public awareness as well as environmental and medical research.
For further information, please follow this link.

     

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Newly planted tube stock.

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After planting.

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A healthy environment.

     

 

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