“Anyone who plants a tree, plants hope”
– modified from Lucy Larcom
Rivers of Carbon works across the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, an area that has four distinct seasons and which is quite a tough environment for plants to establish and survive. In the photo above we have used a mix of trees, shrubs, grasses and sedges along an eroding gully with an ephemeral stream. The areas we have planted out are doing really well, and moisture is being retained in the stream for longer periods, forming shallow pools that we know provide vital drought refuge in the summer months. To get this mix of planting, we worked with the landowner to determine which plants would do well on that particular site, and what our overall objectives were for the property. We use this approach at every property we work on, consulting with the landowner, assessing site conditions, and putting together a revegetation list that will work for that particular location.
We thought it would be useful to bring together the species we have found to be the best for revegetating following on-ground works such as weed removal, fencing out and bank stabilisation. It is important to note that this species list consists of plants suitable for revegetation, and is not a comprehensive list of all species from our region. It is also not restricted to the riparian zone, as many of our projects are along gullies higher in the landscape that we are stabilising to reduce sediment runoff. Plants that require specific conditions are indicated, while others are more generalist species.
|Blakelys Red Gum
|River Red Gum
|Riparian areas, not south of ACT
|Not south of ACT
|Cold, wet areas
|Narrow Bitter Pea
|Purple Coral Pea
|Grasses, forbs and sedges
|Narrow-leaved New Holland Daisy
Rivers of Carbon – Revegetation Species List
Please download and share this list for anyone who is interested in doing some revegetation on their place, however, we do believe it is always best to get on-site advice for larger projects if available.