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NIMBIN PLANT SELECTION GUIDE


For North East New South Wales &
South East Queensland


David McMinn



This site is currently under construction. The aim is to provide people in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW and south-east Queensland with comprehensive listings on suitable tree species for their gardens and rainforest plantings. Three sections will be provided:

Forest species

Weed species which should never be planted 

Fruit & nut species & varieties suitable for the region

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FOREST SPECIES

Even people with a hectare or two can still plant out a rainforest patch with small growing native rainforest species. For people fortunate enough to have a larger block, rainforest plantings of numerous large growing native species are possible. Once the canopy has been established, rainforests would usually require minimal maintenance. However, some areas will have difficulties with exotic vines, which will need continuous monitoring. Emphasis has been given to species native to the Northern Rivers & south east Queensland in these listings. For some articles, a print friendly version has also been included, which may be accessed by clicking on - (PDF).


DRY RAINFOREST SPECIES
- (PDF)

FAST GROWING RAINFOREST SPECIES
- (PDF)

TREES FOR SWAMPY AREAS
- (PDF)

TREES FOR RIVER & CREEK PLANTINGS

SUITABLE TREE SPECIES TO HOLD STEEP SLOPES

TREES SUITABLE FOR FLYING FOXES

RAINFOREST TREES FOR BIRDS - (PDF)

NATIVE VINE SPECIES

NATIVE FIGS: FOOD FOR WILDLIFE

KOALA FORAGE TREES

PLANTING RAINFOREST SPECIES

ARAUCARIACEAE: AUSTRALIA'S MAGNIFICENT NATIVE PINES

 

Rainforest Plantings On Our Farm




More Pics - P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7P8, P9




OTHER LISTINGS OF RAINFOREST SPECIES

Firewheel Nursery,

Plant Species Suitable For Byron Creek - Bangalow



WEEDS: A VERY SERIOUS THREAT


Newcomers fail to realise the weed potential in the Northern Rivers and south east Queensland. The warm moist climate and no pests means that many exotic garden species can quickly go feral. All long term gardeners in the region can tell you of their mistakes with garden escapees and how they have given themselves a huge weed control problem. What may look very pretty and innocent may soon turn out to be your worst garden nightmare. So it is essential that you learn from the mistakes of others and not plant future weeds.

EXOTIC VINES: AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD

PAPER MULBERRY: NEW NOXIOUS WEED - (PDF)

CADAGHI TO BE DECLARED A NOXIOUS WEED? - (PDF)

WEED SPECIES IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS

PERMACULTURE: GREAT CONCEPT, PITY ABOUT THE WEEDS

WEEDS YOU CAN EAT

NON WEEDS FOR YOUR GARDEN



For comprehensive listings of weeds with photos, you may wish to visit the following sites.

North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee
.
Assoc For Growing Australian Native Plants.
Flora For Fauna.
Australian Association of Bush Regenerators.
Weeds Australia

Gardeners have to be responsible in their plantings. Another 50 years and the region will be filled with weeds and our wonderful natural environment severely degraded. It is strongly recommended to plant mainly native species (especially those native to south - east Queensland and the Northern Rivers) and those exotics that have been proven to be non-weedy. It is a waste of time, money and herbicide trying to eradicate weeds, when something more sensible should have been planted in the first place.


The nursery people must accept much of the blame for the current parlous situation. They introduce the latest new wonder plant, make a some money and then the environment and land owners are saddled with a huge problem. Millions of dollars are spent each year spraying herbicides, which damages the environment and contaminates the food chain. This could be significantly avoided by gardeners not planting potential weed species and and by nursery owners being far more responsible in their plant offerings. Many of the most notorious weeds were garden escapees.




FRUIT & NUT SPECIES

The range of productive plants, suitable for the Northern Rivers, is fully covered in 
Daley's Fruit Tree Catalogue
. This excellent reference may be downloaded from the internet. 

PECAN: THE QUEEN OF NUTS

MANGOES: THE QUEEN OF FRUITS

FLOWERS YOU CAN EAT

RIBERRY: A DELICIOUS BUSH FOOD





PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE
: AN ENVIRONMENTAL TRAVESTY

AND YOU THINK PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS ARE BAD




SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS





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