Pro­gram will boost ca­suar­i­nas

Woodgate beach­front plant­ing pro­gram

Isis Town and Country - - News - By BUND­ABERG RE­GIONAL COUN­CIL

THE ca­sua­r­ina trees that so grace­fully de­fine the fore­shore at Woodgate Beach will have their num­bers boosted on Satur­day with the Isis Bush­care and lo­cal PCYC cadets in­volved in a plant­ing pro­gram.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is part­ner­ing with the Bush­care mem­bers in un­der­tak­ing a re­place­ment plant­ing pro­gram on the fore­shore in three lo­ca­tions along the Es­planade.

The coun­cil’s En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources spokesman Cr Danny Rowle­son said the pro­gram aimed to re­in­state Ca­sua­r­ina trees lost dur­ing wave ac­tion caused through tidal in­flu­ences and the ef­fects of heavy rain dur­ing re­cent flood events.

“The reveg­e­ta­tion is sched­uled to com­mence on Satur­day with the PCYC Cadets and Bush­care mem­bers un­der­tak­ing the work.”

Isis Bush­care events co-or­di­na­tor Margie Zea said the pro­gram would com­mence with a safety in­duc­tion and a demon­stra­tion of how to pre­pare plant­ing sites and to tran­si­tion the new plants from their pots.

“The Ca­sua­r­ina seedlings be­ing planted out are from seed Isis Bush­care col­lected di­rectly from the Woodgate Beach fore­shore and raised in its nurs­ery in Childers.

“Plant­ings in the sand dunes help to sta­bilise the dunes which, in turn, pro­tects them from fur­ther ero­sion.

“The bank sed­i­ments are sta­bilised by gen­er­at­ing a net­work of roots in the sand dunes which par­tially ab­sorb storm waves and cur­rent forces, thereby re­duc­ing the ef­fects of ero­sion,” Ms Zea said.

Plant­ing will be op­po­site 4th Av­enue, be­tween 6th and 7th Av­enues and an area north of the Car­a­van Park.

WOODGATE: Plans for more trees along the fore­shore.

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