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Weed or native?

Weed or native?

Going by the rather unglamorous common name of Scurvy Weed this little forest groundcover is quite common in moist areas and, unfortunately, is often mistaken for a weed species (the common name doesn’t help). Commelina cyanea, or Scurvy Weed is a common understory...

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Swamp Mahogany

Swamp Mahogany

Original illustration of Eucalyptus robusta by James Sowerby (from Wikepedia) Eucalyptus robusta A firm favourite of the Koala, the Swamp Mahogany loves wet feet as it’s common name indicates. Common in coastal swamps and wet forests the Swamp Mahogany has a natural...

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Sticky Hops

Sticky Hops

Dodonaea viscosa Rather inaccurately described in “A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners” (see this month’s book review) as a “rather dull genus of evergreen shrubs” the Dodonaea genus was named after Rembert Dodoens a Flemish physician and botanist, author of the...

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Blackthorn/ sweet bursaria

Blackthorn/ sweet bursaria

Blackthorn is not especially popular in cultivation because of its prickly habit. Bursaria will often colonise cleared land and can be mistaken for an invasive weed.

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The Peter Lever

The Peter Lever

Used every now and then by bush regenerators for digging the crowns out of things like asparagus fern and also good for digging into gravelly creekbanks when doing plantings.

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Work Health and Safety Forms

Work Health and Safety Forms

To meet your legal obligations, you should be keeping safety records for each working bee or field day that your group takes part in. HRLN has developed a WHS Risk assessment form and Daily diary with WHS checklist for your group to download and use.

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Hunter Region Weather

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We always welcome new members who are keen to get involved at the regional level. We can also help you find your local Landcare groups.

Upcoming Events

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Indigenous Plants for Health – AGM and Spring Equinox Event

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

This field day includes a plant medicine walk, a demonstration of the distillation of native flora, permaculture with native plants, a lichen walk and talk, smoking ceremony, and more.

Themeda Grasslands Workshop and Planting Day

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Learn about the significance of coastal Themeda Grasslands as Ecologically Endangered Communities

Upper hunter

WILDLIFE DISCOVERY Upper Hunter

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

USING INFRARED WILDLIFE CAMERAS ON YOUR SITE/PROPERTY

SINGLETON SHIRE LANDCARE Bio Workshop

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Identify weeds, learn about the value of biocontrol and bring a weed for identification.

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