Dieback Update June 2016

Tree planting goes ahead after massive rain event on the Monaro

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Upper Snowy Landcare Committee (USLC) is overjoyed to embark on the tree planting phase of its large scale revegetation project amongst the dieback scarred hills between Cooma and Berridale this week.

Robin Sevenoaks (Chair of USLC) was on site at Kelton Plain to celebrate the first day of planting, “Over the last few months, USLC have engaged willing landholders, carefully prepared each of the four plots and patiently waited for this godsend of recent soaking rain to sow trees and shrubs as part of our important Dieback Project.”

The 5000 trees and shrubs being planted across the four dieback revegetation plots is accepted by USLC as a small but still very important reaction to an extremely large dieback episode. Species being re-established will mimic what has been lost whilst adding more diversity in a mix of 8 eucalyptus species, 4 acacia species along with 5 species of shrubs including tea tree and callistemon.

Read full media release here – Dieback Project on the Monaro – Tree planting goes ahead – 8 June 2016

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