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Glenning Valley

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LOCATION. Lot 14, Southfork Dr, Glenning Valley.

FUNDED BY. Wyong Shire Council.

DURATION OF WORK. periods in March-June & December 2000.


WEEDS REMOVED. (majority)
* Ginger lily - Hedychium spp.
* Small leafed privet - Lingustrum sinese
* Lantana - Lantana camara
* Japanese honey suckle - Japonica lonicera
* Rhus tree - Toxidenium spp.
* Wandering Jew - Tradescantia albiflora
* Ochna - Ochna serralata

OTHER WORK COMPLETED ON SITE.

* Planting where regeneration was slow took place,Acmena smithii was planted from seed propagated from the Glenning Valley area.
* A Flora species list was added to during work to the
site (a diverse range of native plants, unmatched by
some other sites worked on in the year).

CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE.

* Meleluca bicanvexa listed as a threatened species
was found on the site.
* Ripogunum faucettianum and Tetrastigma nitens are
also present, both are species of special significance in the area.

ABOUT THE SITE.

In the past the Southfork Dr. site has had major disturbance accounting for it's current high weed infestation. In the 20th century the area was logged and used as farmland for citrus plants. exotic plants have invaded due to this disturbance in native cover also exotics have spread to the reserve from surrounding gardens. Some parts of the site were developing a monoculture of weeds (esp' privet),making the regeneration job quite difficult. Work was done in stages over the first year to allow for regeneration of native species, this in comparison with it's initial state at the beginning of work has been successful.It was recommended that work continue in stages for up to 5 years, to allow the native species to take hold of this site more vigorously.

written by FIONA PAYNE

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