Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) Munumba (Worimi) Buringoa (D'harawal) A magnificent tall tree to 50 metres, the Forest Red Gum is found along the east coast of Australia from Gippsland in Victoria to Papua New Guinea. In the Hunter Region...

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Plant of the month: Tall Oat Grass (Themeda avenacea)

Plant of the month: Tall Oat Grass (Themeda avenacea)

From only four known populations in the Merriwa area in the early 2000’s Tall Oat Grass has been steadily expanding it’s range from Bunnan to Scone and is now growing on Halcomb Hill near Aberdeen. A grazing sensitive species destocking during recent droughts has...

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Tips, Tricks & Tools

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Lockdown

One of my first jobs was at a nursery, the nursery specialised in citrus and roses and was spread over a couple of hectares. My job, for the most part, was weeding. For a whole $2.25 an hour (award rates) I was to start at one end of the nursery and pull the weeds out...

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Resources

When To Apply Herbicides

When To Apply Herbicides

Time the application of herbicides to achieve maximum effectiveness. The right time to apply systemic poisons is when water and sugars are being rapidly moved (translocated) around the plant (usually spring and summer). Herbicides are likely to be less effective on...

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Project Achievements

Community tree planting at historic reserve

Community tree planting at historic reserve

Hunter Region Landcare Network received a grant from the Communities Environment program to continue work regenerating the Lower Hunter Valley Dry Rainforest endangered ecological community after previous project funding finished.

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News

Blue Faced Honeyeater

Blue Faced Honeyeater

You may have noticed the change in birds in your backyard or neighbourhood with the change in seasons and flowering plants. I have noticed many honeyeaters out searching for and enjoying nectar plants such as banksia and grevilia. This Blue-faced Honeyeater is a...

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Grants

Hunter Region Landcare Workshop grants 2020-2021

Hunter Region Landcare Workshop grants 2020-2021

Thanks to the generous support of the Hunter Local Land Services,  HRLN once again has funding available for a series of field-days/workshops, hosted by our Member Groups, on topics of interest to the Landcarers in their local area. Previous events have included woody...

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