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:
Weed species which should never be planted
Fruit & nut species & varieties suitable for the region
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
FAST GROWING RAINFOREST SPECIES
FOR SWAMPY AREAS
FOR RIVER & CREEK PLANTINGS
TREE SPECIES TO HOLD STEEP SLOPES
SUITABLE FOR FLYING FOXES
TREES FOR BIRDS -
NATIVE VINE SPECIES
FIGS: FOOD FOR WILDLIFE
ARAUCARIACEAE: AUSTRALIA'S MAGNIFICENT NATIVE PINES
On Our Farm
More Pics - P1, P2,
P3, P4, P5,
P6, P7, P8,
OTHER LISTINGS OF RAINFOREST SPECIES
Species Suitable For Byron Creek - Bangalow
WEEDS: A VERY SERIOUS THREAT
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
MULBERRY: NEW NOXIOUS WEED -
TO BE DECLARED A NOXIOUS WEED? -
SPECIES IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS
GREAT CONCEPT, PITY ABOUT THE WEEDS
YOU CAN EAT
WEEDS FOR YOUR GARDEN
comprehensive listings of weeds with photos, you may wish to
visit the following sites.
North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee.
Growing Australian Native Plants.
Flora For Fauna.
Association of Bush Regenerators.
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
range of productive plants, suitable for the Northern Rivers, is fully covered in
Fruit Tree Catalogue. This excellent reference may be downloaded from the internet.
THE QUEEN OF NUTS
THE QUEEN OF FRUITS
FLOWERS YOU CAN
A DELICIOUS BUSH FOOD
YOU THINK PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS ARE BAD
GROWTH: A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS
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