We are planting trees and understorey shrubs that are native to the area and which will provide the best habitat for the threatened wildlife in this location.

Apple Box (Eucalyptus Bridgesiana)

Eucalyptus bridgesiana, commonly known as Apple Box or But-but, is a medium to large sized tree of the genus Eucalyptus. It occurs in south eastern Australia, typically in grassy woodland and near watercourses around the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The bark of the Apple Box is generally rough and course, with the … Read more

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Australian Indigo (Indigofera australis)

Indigofera australis, the Australian indigo or Austral indigo, is an attractive species of leguminous shrub in the genus Indigofera (family Fabaceae). The genus name Indigofera is Neo-Latin for “bearing Indigo” (Indigo is a purple dye originally obtained from some Indigofera species). Australis, from the Latin, means not “Australian” but “southern”, referring to the geographical distribution … Read more

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Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi)

Eucalyptus blakelyi is a common tree species in the grassy woodlands of the western slopes on the tablelands of New South Wales and Victoria. In Queensland it occurs in the Stanthorpe area. This species can attain up to 25 m in height and prefers alluvial flats, midslope terrain or depressions with seasonal water flows. It is often … Read more

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Bottlebrush “Sugar Candy” (Callistemon sieberi)

Bottlebrush Sugar Candy (Callistemon sieberi OR Melaleuca paludicola) is a plant in the myrtle family and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with flexible, often drooping branches, pinkish new growth and spikes of cream, pale yellow, or sometimes pink flowers in summer. It is a shrub or tree growing … Read more

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Cauliflower Bush (Cassinia longifolia)

Cassinia longifolia is a plant native to eastern Australia

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Common Eutaxia (Eutaxia Microphylla)

Eutaxia microphylla, also known as common eutaxia, is a shrub species in the family Fabaceae. The species is endemic to Australia. The plants grow to between 30 and 40 centimetres high. The small, grey green, narrow to ovate leaves are 2.3 to 4 mm long and 0.6 to 0.9 mm wide. The single pea flowers … Read more

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Deane’s Wattle (Acacia Deanei)

Deane’s wattle  (Acacia deanei)  is a tree native to Australia, which is useful for controlling soil erosion.  The shrub or tree has a spreading to erect habit and typically grows to height of 1.5 to 7 m and has smooth grey-brown to green coloured bark. It has angled to terete ridged branchlets with tiny yellow to whitish hairs. … Read more

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Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata)

Allocasuarina verticillata, commonly known as drooping she-oak or drooping sheoak, is a nitrogen fixing native tree of southeastern Australia. Originally collected in Tasmania and described as Casuarina verticillata by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1786, it was moved to its current genus in 1982 by Australian botanist Lawrie Johnson. The 1889 book ‘The Useful Native Plants of Australia records common names of the plant included “Shingle Oak,” … Read more

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Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

Acacia pycnantha occurs across much of Victoria and southeastern South Australia, including Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, with some extension into southern inland New South Wales, and at Mt Jerrabomba in the Australia Capital Territory. There is an putative natural occurrence near Broken Hill, in western New South Wales. It has become naturalised in many areas … Read more

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Hickory Wattle (Acacia Implexa)

Acacia implexa is a widespread species in eastern Australia, extending from an outlier on the Atherton Tableland in north Queensland, south through southeastern Queensland and along the coast and tablelands of eastern New South Wales. It is widespread in Victoria and an outlier occurs on King Island, Tasmania. This species is a small to medium sized … Read more

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Kangaroo Thorn (Acacia Paradoxa)

Acacia paradoxa is a plant in the Fabaceae family. Its common names include kangaroo thorn, prickly wattle, hedge wattle and paradox acacia. This is a large shrub up to 3 metres tall and wide. It is dense with foliage; the leaves are actually enlarged petioles known as phyllodes. They are crinkly and the new ones … Read more

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Kurrajong (Brachychiton Populneus)

Brachychiton populneus, commonly known as the Kurrajong, is a small to medium-sized tree found naturally in Australia in a diversity of habitats from wetter coastal districts to semi-arid interiors of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The extended trunk is a water storage device for survival in a warm dry climate. The bell-shaped flowers are … Read more

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Narrow Leaved Hop Bush (Dodonaea viscosa angustissima)

The Narrow Leaved Hop Bush is a useful low-level cover in windbreaks, due to its multi-stemmed growth. It also provides a useful understorey in recharge planting and in land rehabilitation such as stabilising sand due to shallow spreading roots. It provides excellent habitat and is a good pollen source for moths, butterflies and other insects … Read more

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Red Stemmed Wattle (Acacia rubida)

Acacia rubida, commonly known as red stem wattle, red stemmed wattle or red leaved wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia. The shrub or tree  typically grows to a height of 2 to 10 m  and has lightly fissured brown bark. … Read more

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River Teatree (Leptospermum obovatum)

Leptospermum obovatum, commonly known as River Teatree, is a species of shrub that is endemic to south-eastern continental Australia. It has egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaves that are narrower at the base, white flowers usually arranged singly on short side shoots and fruit that remains on the plant until it dies. It is a densely foliaged … Read more

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Spearwood (Acacia doratoxylon)

Acacia doratoxylon, commonly known as currawang, lancewood, spearwood or coast myall, is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to eastern and south eastern Australia. The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 3 to 8 m and a maximum height of 10 m … Read more

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Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata)

Corymbia maculata occurs along coastal and sub-coastal New South Wales from Manning River valley south to Bega, with an outlier to the south at Mottle Range, north eastern Victoria. Natural stands often comprise attractive trees up to 35–45 m in height, with long trunks. On exposed coastal headland sites they often have a low stunted habit. Corymbia maculata grows … Read more

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Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinulosa)

Once established Bursarias  are extremely hardy and will last 30-50 years. They are aggressive colonisers of marginal or disturbed sites and regeneration from rhizomes, e.g. after fire, can be rapid and extensive. In Victoria, on an environmental continuum with no distinct entities, it has been observed that young plants and those from drier sites tend … Read more

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Varnish Wattle (Acacia verniciflua)

Acacia verniciflua, commonly known as varnish wattle, is a shrub or small tree species that is endemic to Australia.  It  grows to between 1 and 6 metres high. The phyllodes are often sticky and lustrous and vary in length, width and shape. The globular pale-yellow flowerheads appear in the leaf axils from July to November, … Read more

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Violet Kunzea (Kunzea parvifolia)

Kunzea parvifolia, commonly known as the violet kunzea, is a flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a wiry shrub with small, narrow leaves and clusters of pink to purple flowers in spring. It usually grows to a height of 0.5–1.5 m  with its young branches covered … Read more

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Western Silver Wattle (Acacia decora)

Acacia decora is a plant native to eastern Australia. Common names include the western silver wattle and the showy wattle. The species name refers to the plant’s decorative qualities. In New South Wales, showy wattle occurs west of the Great Dividing Range while in Queensland it extends to the coast, commonly seen in semi arid … Read more

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White Box (Eucalyptus albens)

Before European settlement, white box was the dominant species found in large continuous forests stretching from Southern Queensland, through Western NSW and Victoria known as White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s (Red Gum) Woodlands. Box-Gum Grassy Woodland is now listed as a “critically endangered” ecological community under the Australian Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act and … Read more

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White Cypress Pine (Callitris Glaucophylla)

Callitris Glaucophylla is a species of coniferous tree in the family Cupressaceae (cypress family), native to most of Australia. Common names include White Cypress-pine, Murray River Cypress-pine, and Northern Cypress-pine. It is a small evergreen tree, 4–12 m (rarely to 20 m) high, with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter. The leaves are scale-like, … Read more

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Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora)

Eucalyptus melliodora is a common species in the grassy woodlands of the tablelands and western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, extending from northern Victoria, through New South Wales, with a scattered extension into southeastern Queensland as far norther as the Carnvarvon Range and to near Gladstone. This species is usually 15–30 m tall and mainly occurs on on gentle slopes, foothills or on … Read more

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