Rain means planting! …and we have had some rain It’s time to plant.
There are areas along our road boundary that are pull off areas for the road. We take care of these areas, and have been re-vegetating them.
This actually helps protect our property, by stopping water flow across the road, and preventing washouts on the lower side.
This time we are planting bigger trees which will help replace the canopy lost in the road works.
Road works almost always involve the removal of trees.. but they are never replaced by the Queensland DTMR. Despite multiple requests.
We have planted multiple(6) native bottlebrush type trees. These include.
Broad leaved Paperpark – Melaleuca quinquenervia
Willow Paperbark – Melaleuca saligna
While these trees are not endemic to this specific area, they are planted in the road reserve and are “street” trees. These are not part of the remnant forest.
There is a good chance they could be removed by the DTMR at any time.
6 trees were planted and then heavily mulched and watered. As you can see we had to take our own water with us with our IBC trailer. We will continue to water these trees(if needed) until they are well established.