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Bunya Crossing Road Park 3 Replanting Project,
Eaton’s Hill Queensland.
(2007/2008)

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

The soil at this location had a thin severely compacted structure and lay over the top of a rocky substrate generating problems as far as the future health and growth of koala food trees and other natives was concerned. 

 

bunya_planting
Planting at the site.

     

bubnya_crewThe crew.

 

The Pine Rivers Community Nursery resolved this problem by donating several tonnes of soil previously excavated from another location and spread over the area to be planted.

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

The size of the site facilitated the planting of 125 koala food trees of various species and 500 non eucalypt plants including ground covers, a variety of shrubs, wattles, casuarinas and bottle brush.

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.

South East Queensland Koala food trees species planted:

leafpoint Spotted Gum (Corymbia citriodora)
leafpoint Large-leaf Spotted Gum (Corymbia henryi)
leafpoint Pink Bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia)
leafpoint Narrow-leaf Ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra)
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)
leafpoint Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus)
 

bunya_sprayingSpraying to remove weeds.

 

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