Forgotten Woodland species to be re-established at Long Point: Would you like to join us?

NGT’s Long Point Reserve, on the outskirts of Dunkeld, is about to become home to hundreds of woodland species seedlings which will be protected by heavy duty kangaroo-proof guards.

The Friends of Forgotten Woodlands group is working to rebuild woodland communities in the Victorian Volcanic Plains, with a focus on three key species: drooping sheoak, silver banksia, and sweet bursaria. The group was established in 2016, and began searching the district for remnant areas of the focus species; seed orchards have been established, and climate resilience genetic research is ongoing.

The group, which is made up of scientists, natural resource managers, farmers, and others, will plant 200 mixed seedlings at our site in mid-October – and we’d love for you to join us! If you’re interested in lending a hand on the day, please get in touch by email here (or copy the address below). I’ll send out further details closer to the event.

We hope to see you there!

The NGT team at Long Point looking towards Mt Abrupt

This project is a partnership between NGT and the Friends of Forgotten Woodlands.

Tom Sheehan