Tubestock planting and maintenance for riparian restoration
Get the best from revegetation on your farm. Watch a planting demonstration and get your hands dirty planting tubestock.
What’s possible when you fence off rivers and restore native vegetation? What methods work to establish tubestock in new planting sites? Join Lori Gould and Isobel Bender from Rivers of Carbon and Angus Gibson from Tirranna to learn about planting tubestock and how to get the best from revegetation projects on farm. Watch a planting demonstration and get your hands dirty planting tubestock in the afternoon.
Tiranna is a 2023-hectare property with one of the last remaining ‘chain-of-ponds’ systems in the south-east NSW, it is located just outside of Goulburn in the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment. The property has several Rivers of Carbon projects protecting around 2km of the Mulwaree River near Goulburn. See here for more information on current projects on Tirranna.
Lori Gould specialises in riparian rehabilitation projects that focus on engaging the community in improving biodiversity, linking vegetation and addressing salinity. She is the Program Manager for Rivers of Carbon at the Australian River Restoration Centre. Lori is practical, approachable and a great person to talk to about all things riparian. She is a skilled community practitioner and is always willing to share her experiences with others.
Isobel Bender is the project officer at Rivers of Carbon for the Source Water Linkages program. She is currently studying biodiversity conservation, environmental policy and completing training in on-ground restoration skills. She has been working with landholders for the past 4 years and is passionate about building connections between people and the environment.
Angus and Andrew (AJ) Gibson manage their sixth generation family farm on the outskirts of Goulburn. First settled in 1827, Tirranna is a 2,000ha dual, purpose cropping operation which incorporates wheat, canola and other crops to fatten lambs and cattle and later in the year be harvested for grain. There is also a Devon cattle stud that has been in operation since 1949 as well as other agricultural sidelines. The family has been involved with the Australian Wildlife Society, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Landcare and most recently ROC in many projects over the years. The latest projects have concentrated on the revegetation and protection of the riparian zone along the Mulwaree Chain of Ponds.
• Share your experience and learn new skills to improve river restoration projects.
• Get your hands dirty planting trees and shrubs in the afternoon along the Mulwaree River.
• Share lunch and network with like-minded landholders.
• In the morning we will be meeting in a shearing shed to discuss revegetation techniques.
• After lunch you will be driving to a section of the Mulwaree River for a planting demonstration and where you will be planting seedlings. Expect to walk approximately one kilometre return. If you have mobility issues please contact us to discuss your needs.
• Wear clothes and shoes suitable for walking around a farm, including a warm, waterproof jacket. Bring your own water bottle, pens, notepad, coffee cup and chair.
• Morning tea, drinks and lunch provided.
Yes, absolutely! Children are welcome at this event and we promote a fun atmosphere of curiosity, enthusiasm and learning. Please ensure children are supervised by a parent or guardian and that they are registered through Eventbrite, same as adults. This is so we can prepare catering for the appropriate number of attendees.
Yes, we certainly can! Please ensure to let us know when registering for this event. Our caterers, Ribanas Catering, offer diverse and delicious catering with native Australian flavours for all dietary needs.
Rivers of Carbon has been working with landholders for 15 years to manage riparian areas for improved water quality, stock health and sustainable farm management in Southeast NSW. The Sydney Source Water Linkages project, funded by WaterNSW, looks specifically at protecting and restoring waterways in the Sydney’s water catchments. Our projects offer a range of site-level incentives to help landholders plant native vegetation, fence out stock, organise alternative stock water points, and build small-scale erosion control to rehabilitate the land.
RoC team members Izzy (left) and Lori (right).
This project is in collaboration with WaterNSW.