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Giving nature a helping hand to regenerate

A great example of the old adage: Many hands make light work

It was all hands on deck when the Lake Mac Landcare Green Team arrived at the Lucilla Ridge Landcare site, April 26, to help local volunteers plant out 100 tube stock native seedlings that had been propagated at the Landcare Resource Centre, Teralba. Under the guidance of Elise Budden, the group transformed zone one of the site from a mostly weed infested area, into what is expected will be something akin to what it once was – habitat for small wildlife and a delightful entrance to the Munibung Hill reserve further up the ridge.

“There’s nothing like working together to get a lot done in a short space of time”, said Heather Carter, Landcare Co-Team Leader for the Lucilla Ridge Landcare group. For the native plant buffs, the list of native species planted on the day included:
Dodonaea triquetra Hop Bush, Acacia ulicifolia  Prickly Moses, Lomandra longifolia Many-headed Mat Rush, Dianella caerulea Blue Flax-Lily, Glochidion ferdinandi  Cheese Tree, Podolobium ilicifolium  Prickly Shaggy Pea, Breynia oblongifolia Coffee Bush, Melaleuca styphelioides Prickly-leaved Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus  acmenoides White Mahogany. 

 During the morning Elise happened across a tiny self regenerating Apple dumpling seedling popping up – see Indigenous Connections for the story.

Volunteers taking care of the site will be helping to restore, rehabilitate and conserve this small area transforming it into, what might be described as a tiny forest (See reference in the April issue of MMM).  Planting and weeding days will be a regular feature for anyone wishing to be involved.

MMM … Issue 29, May 2022