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mungarrafinishedPlanting complete.


Mungarra Reserve Link Rehabilitation Project,
Petrie Queensland.

A Caring for Country Community Coast Care Grant from the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts (DEWHA)

These funds were used to undertake a range of activities. The site in question covered 4,474 m2 and was initially cleared by sub contractors due to the steep incline and severity of weed infestation.  Infestations of this kind and degree severely hinder the natural regeneration process and prevent native seeds stored within the soil from growing.

Once the site was cleared, holes were dug manually and 150 native tube stock were planted including 37 koala food trees.

KAI provided a Weed Identification Workshop to ensure that members and residents involved in ongoing maintenance could identify those weed species requiring removal.

  In September 2009 $1,000 from Koala Action Inc. funds was used to brush cut woody exotic weeds such as lantana, Easter cassia and snake weed.  The area cleared facilitated the planting of an additional fifty koala food trees of various species.

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.

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 Tallow Wood (Eucalyptus microcorys)
leafpoint Small-fruited Grey Gum (Eucalyptus propinqua)
leafpoint Narrow-leaf Red Gum (Eucalyptus seeana)
leafpoint Qld Blue Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis)




Unfortunately, heavy rainfall and severe flooding over several weeks from January to February 2011 necessitated the release of water from the North Pine Dam into the North Pine River.  Water levels rose and covered the entire site leaving debris, torn and damaged trees as well as dying water logged plants.  The many hours of hard work undertaken by working bee members was totally destroyed.    

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. In this case, a weed identification workshop was undertaken which informed members and local residents of the weed species growing in their neighbourhood.

For further information, please follow this link.

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Flooding of the North Pine River in 2011.

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