It’s planting season! Understorey enhancement underway…
Posted on 17 July, 2018 by Tanya Loos
It is the height of winter, and the peak planting season is drawing to a close. We’re very happy to be distributing plants to landholders participating in our on-ground works projects. The plants pictured below are a range of native understorey plants that will add diversity and habitat quality to existing remnant vegetation.
Landholders involved in our ‘Prickly Plants for Wildlife’ project are planting their own plants. Landholders from our ‘Woodland Bird Habitat’, ‘Remnant Rescue’ or ‘Biodiversity On-ground Action’ projects are receiving assistance from the Dja Dja Wurrung works crew, known as Djandak. These projects are made possible by funding from the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the North Central Catchment Management Authority.
Young plants need protection while they get established. Previously we used milk carton guards and bamboo stakes in our planting programs. Now we use coreflute guards and hardwood stakes, as these provide more protection against grazing wallabies, and are less likely to get knocked over by commuting kangaroos.
Connecting Country is always looking for landholders interested in protecting native vegetation and wildlife habitat on their properties. Check out the on-ground works section of our website for more information, and to download an Expression of Interest form.