Twelve Eucalyptus Species on Block 100

In stage 1, twelve different tree species and a total of 541 trees, will be planted in autumn 2009.

  • Eucalyptus blakelyi
  • Eucalyptus bridgesiana
  • Eucalyptus dalrympleana
  • Eucalyptus delegatensis
  • Eucalyptus dives
  • Eucalyptus macrorhyncha
  • Eucalyptus melliodora
  • Eucalyptus nortonii
  • Eucalyptus pauciflora
  • Eucalyptus rossii    
  • Eucalyptus rubida and
  • Eucalyptus viminalis. 

In stage 2, STEP intends to plant an understorey for the various ecosystems, commencing from spring 2009.

After a successful site visit discussing options with the Curator, Adam Burgess, STEP Committee later advised the Arboretum Project Team that the treatment of the ground plane for block 100 should minimise interference with the natural topography and native plants on the Block. 

We also advised that we prefer the Project Team sow a native grass mixture and spray it with mulch and bitumen. Our inspection of the surface indicated that there had been deep ripping in preparation for the pine plantation that occupied this site prior to the 2003 bush fires. STEP gave consideration to a suggestion from the Project Team that the use of a yeoman’s plough might be good to shatter the under layer and minimise disturbance of the top layer. After further discussions with the project team director, STEP agreed the Yeoman’s plough was not necessary for preparing the rows.

We also advised that any rocks on this site, that would impede mowing, should be collected and left on site.  STEP explained that we did not want to impede mowing of the site, necessary for fire control and fuel load management.

Eventually, STEP may become a home for many fauna species, and possibly even the threatened Golden Sun Moth pictured opposite.

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