Upper Barron River Restoration Project

Upper Barron River

Barron River planting site aerial view

On Easter Saturday, down by the Barron River, approximately 70 enthusiastic volunteers helped make the seventh and final community planting for the 2002 season a great success. This is a brand new NHT funded project starting on Warren Giudices' property near Picnic Crossing Road.

Around 3000 trees were planted and watered in, on half a kilometre stretch of the west bank of the Barron River. This planting extends a pilot project area planted in early 2001 by TREAT Friday morning volunteers.

A small remnant of rare Mabi or Type 5b rainforest still exists on the site and the planting used species found naturally in this forest type.

With continued landholder and community support this project has the potential to be the humble beginnings of an exciting and ambitious Mabi forest corridor along the Barron River between the forest remnants at Wongabel and Picnic Crossing.

In the short term this project aims to strengthen vegetation linkages, increase habitat for wildlife, reduce bank erosion and improve water quality along the Barron River.

Who's Involved..

The project is a joint initiative between the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Centre for Tropical Restoration, community tree planting group TREAT (Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands) and landholders. This new project has started on Warren Giudice's property.