Recovery from the November 2019 bushfires in Northern NSW continued yesterday with the planting of another 100 trees on a fire affected site and the removal of exotic weeds to support the natural regeneration of the sub-tropical rainforest.
Site preparation: Removing Lantana killed by the fires.
Funding from the inGrained Foundation and Landcare Australia/WIRES is planting a total of 4,600 rainforest trees and helping regenerate many more. We are now on our way to achieving that outcome for Wildlife, Climate, People, and our Planet.
The rainforest regeneration work we are undertaking was achieved through the support of Madhima Gulgan Rangers. This is the bush regeneration team of the Madhima Gulgan Community Association that was established in 2008 to create employment and support Aboriginal people and their families. Rainforest 4 Foundation is involving the Madhima Gulgan Rangers in this project. As they work alongside our Rainforest Rangers they engage residents, landowners, and volunteers which increases the outcomes achieved. In addition to tree planting, yesterday the team spent a large part of the day removing exotic weeds to support the natural regeneration of the rainforest. The team also reported that plantings undertaken in May, June, and July have had a 100% survival rate.