Biorich plantations – mimicking nature to integrate conservation & production
ImLal site images
21st century drop slab hut
Launch of the 21C drop slab hut
Monitoring of ImLal
Bird surveys at ImLal
Plot growth and mortality
Biorich design principles and silviculture paper - Lismore AFG 2014
Analogue forestry paper - Gympie AFG 2012
Book by Stephen Murphy - Recreating the Country
Land restoration film - Rediscovering the Country
Field Day 2011
Autumn 2020 – yet another wet and windy day. Incredible hybrid euc recovery on Footrot Flats
Spring 2019 bird survey – windy and only 28 species seen
Annual spring site visit in 2017 by 42 students from the University of Melbourne's ecosystem and forest science course
Planting day on a sunny Sunday in early September 2017 – almost 1,000 trees and shrubs went in
February and March 2017 ImLal site visits
First thinning day on 30 September, 2016, now that the plantation is six years old
Bird survey autumn 2016 – transect from south to north
Community planting day of biolink around central dam on Sunday 4 October 2015
Pruning field day on Friday 17 October 2014
Bird survey on Sunday 19 October, 2014
Bird survey transect of the ImLal biorich site in August 2014 – from south to north
Bi-monthly bird survey through a transect of the ImLal site in April 2014 (3 years and 6 months after
Views of ImLal biorich plantation site, 3 years after planting (October 2013)
Spring bird survey on Sunday morning 20 October.
Flush of new growth after heavy recent rains.
Forestry area: blue gums (globulus and saligna) still doing well. All sugar gums knocked off by frost.
Saw tooth caterpillar skeletising eucs, but not completely.
Wooly tea tree.
Sheoak (Casuarina cunninghamii).
Volunteer manna gum in foreground (left).
Swamp gum and acacia paradoxa.
Dense thicket of swamp gum 'volunteers.'
Panoramic view of ImLal South from hill.
Direct seeding swamped by weeds, but starting to come through in patches.
Large dam between ImLal South and north site.
Some of the redwoods hang in there at ImLal North.
But ImLal North as a whole is largely bereft of reveg and what is left is being hammered by roos. Site has been planted twice – looks like it's just too swampy.
Among the remnant swamp gum between the two biorich sites.
End of the two hour bird survey: one new species – nankeen kestrel.
Views of ImLal South biorich plantation site, 2 years & 6 months after planting (April 2013)
ImLal Sth growing well after two years since first planted. Cassinia and wattles in foreground; eucalypts to the rear.
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