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TREAT News | Cool Season April - June 2021

Coming Field Day 5th June

TREAT will hold a field day at Michael and Jo-ann Hoare's property on Saturday 5th June at 1.30pm. In 2018 there were two community plantings here as part of the Peterson Creek Wildlife Corridor project. This field day is a requirement of the second funding grant and is an opportunity for TREAT to showcase what can be achieved near waterways by revegetation - erosion mitigation and therefore water quality improvement, plus assisting wildlife by habitat creation and extension.

The property is at RN 983 Lake Barrine Road, Lake Eacham and by starting at 1.30pm we should have plenty of time to look at the plantings before an afternoon tea in the big shed. Everyone is welcome to come. Look for the TREAT sign on Lake Barrine Road.

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Why aren't tree plantings move-in ready for Grey-headed Robins?

Amanda Freeman

Grey-headed Robins don't seem too fussy about their address. After all, they're commonly seen on rainforest edges and in regrowth vegetation. You might expect these sassy perch-and-pounce insectivores to readily set up house in replanted sites. But they don't.

Though Grey-headed Robins are not currently listed as threatened, this species is largely confined to the rainforest uplands of the Wet Tropics and is at risk of population declines and range contraction due to climate change. This might be surprising, since they're not difficult to see. These sturdy, pink-legged robins with their calico cat colours and distinctive 'vehicle backing up' whistle are regularly spotted on tree trunks inspecting the ground for signs of juicy worms or other prey items.

Grey-headed Robins are dependent on rainforest where they stay year-round, not moving far. They're not tied to the forest interior, however, and are often found on rainforest edges even appearing to like the edges of small forest clearings. They're also found in older regrowth forest sites. So long as there's habitat with Grey-headed Robins nearby, this edge tolerant trait should allow some individuals to readily move into established replanted sites once there are trunks for perching and bare soil and leaf litter for foraging. However, Grey-headed Robins were present in only one-third of 10 - 24-year-old replanted sites surveyed in 2008 (see Freeman et al. 2015). We concluded that, as for many of the other bird species endemic to the Wet Tropics, replanted rainforest habitat isn't generally of sufficient quality to meet Grey-headed Robin's ecological needs. Whether it's fixtures or furnishings, something is lacking in the replanted real estate.

In 2020, a small grant from the Australian Bird Study Association's Fund for Avian Research allowed me to study Grey-headed Robin microhabitat use and resource requirements in more detail through colour-banding and radio telemetry. If these Robins have needs that are not well met in replanted sites, perhaps something can be done to modify planting techniques and reduce the time taken for them to move in.

With the grant I purchased six tiny VHF radio-transmitters that weigh less than one gram and attach to the Robin's back with glue. Between August and October over the 2020 dry season I radio-tracked eight Grey-headed Robins to observe their behaviour, home range and movement, and relate this to the local characteristics of the rainforest habitat that surrounds our home near Malanda. Between our 1ha forest block and those of our friendly neighbours, we have a microcosm of primary forest, regrowth and replanting that is ideal for this work. There are great benefits, in efficiency and certainty, of having my study area in my own backyard!

When radio-tracking was underway, I located the Robins at least every few days, usually daily. Once located, I'd get a GPS position and quietly observe the bird's behaviour for as long as it remained in sight. These observations were supplemented with opportunistic sightings of banded birds. Home ranges of radio-tracked Robins still need to be calculated and analysed. However, this short study has so far provided some new information about Grey-headed Robin breeding biology and hinted at things that might make replanted sites move-in ready.

In 2020, Grey-headed Robins at my study site bred earlier than expected. In 1997, Dawn and Clifford Frith recorded Grey-headed Robins on the Atherton Tablelands fledging from their nests from late August (Frith & Frith 2000). In my study, two mother Robins were already feeding fledged chicks when tracking commenced in early August, as were several other un-banded parents. I managed to locate eight nests, which were all about 1-4m above the ground, either in the top of a sapling or in spiny climbing Wait-a-While, as the Friths also found.

Chicks are fed almost exclusively by their mother. They soon begin foraging for themselves but have a relatively long dependency period, continuing to be fed for at least 2.5 months after fledging, by which time they are in virtually adult plumage. Dependent chicks are 'parked' in dense vegetation such as vine thickets, generally 0.5-1.0m off the ground. They remain still and quiet until their mother is nearby then beg loudly in response to her calls. They usually flutter or fly to the ground where they are fed on worms and other invertebrates.

Amanda with Grey-headed Robin

Ready for release. A Grey-headed Robin with transmitter attached (aerial just visible)

Adult Grey-headed Robins moved through and foraged in open areas such as driveways and replanted parts of the study site, but young chicks were never recorded in these areas. Females with dependent fledgelings typically foraged within about 50m of their chicks. In a particularly dry period, I also found females close to the river on the study site's boundary and saw them moving from the river back to their chick at frequent intervals. As chicks got older, their mothers moved further away to forage.

What might this mean for Grey-headed Robins in replanted sites? Well, this study highlights a few factors that may limit the formation of suitable breeding habitat in the typical re-planted rainforest site. By the time they are six or seven years old, these plantings have typically developed a closed tree canopy, and by the end of the first decade there are high densities of tree stems and abundant leaf litter, similar to old-growth rainforest. However, some other important rainforest characteristics develop much more slowly, including vines and other climbers. Since Wait-a-While is not usually planted, and saplings of the right height are only available for a short time in even-aged plantings, it is unlikely that replanted sites will develop suitable Grey-headed Robin nest locations for decades. And without a dense understorey, these sites are unlikely to have safe refuges close to the ground for dependent chicks. Replanted areas can be hotter and drier than old-growth forest so, in a warming climate, Grey-headed Robins that make a home there may also be more susceptible to heat stress.

Fortunately, it may be possible to modify rainforest replanting techniques in ways that make them more likely to provide Robin-friendly home improvements. For example, once a restoration site is established, interplanting could perhaps provide suitable-sized saplings for nest sites. Leaving herbicide-killed woody weeds in situ, or installing clumps of tangled vines, could potentially provide a dense vegetation structure at ground level for chicks to shelter in. And providing supplementary water could help keep Grey-headed Robins and other wildlife cool. I hope that this small study will inspire some future trials of these ideas.

GHR nest in Wait-a-While GHR chick in low, dense vegetation

Grey-headed Robin nest in Wait-a-While after the chicks had fledged; Grey-headed Robin chick in low, dense vegetation where they are typically 'parked'

Freeman, A. N. D., C.P. Catterall and K. Freebody. 2015. Use of restored habitat by rainforest birds is limited by spatial context and species' functional traits but not by their predicted climate sensitivity. Biological Conservation 186: 107-114

Frith, D. W & Frith, C. B. 2000. The nesting Biology of the Grey-headed Robin Heteromyias albispecularis (Petroicidae) in Australian Upland Tropical Rainforest. Emu 100: 81-94

Vale Dave Hudson: tireless contributor to conserving and restoring Tablelands biodiversity

Kylie Freebody

Dave and Robyn Dave

Dave and Robyn at Cloudland field day 2012, Photo C. Clarke; Dave among his plantings - 2019

Sadly, the Wet Tropics has lost a dedicated conservation and restoration activist with the passing of Dave Hudson on Wednesday 31st March. Many people on the Tablelands must know Dave - from his important contributions to the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group (TKMG), his actions in rainforest restoration, or his insightful comments in many different situations. Among the many projects that he instigated and coordinated for TKMG, a recent example is 'Kimberley the Virtual Tree Kangaroo' - a 3D simulation of a tree kangaroo in its natural habitat to help build people's understanding of conservation issues; enabled through a $10,000 Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grant in 2017 to work with James Cook University's Information Technology Academy.

But Dave's influence was far wider, and during the past two decades he played a pivotal role in tirelessly finding many different ways to fund and implement habitat restoration, both on the Tablelands and in the broader region. Below are some examples. In the early 2000s Dave was a team leader and supervisor with Conservation Volunteers Australia, which at that time was engaged in many restoration projects region-wide, especially tree planting. During this time, he mentored many young and emerging bush regenerators.

Around 2004 Dave and his partner Robyn Land purchased a partly cleared rainforest property adjoining World Heritage rainforest in the southern uplands of the Atherton Tablelands. They promptly ensured its future conservation by obtaining state government registration as the Cloudland Nature Refuge, and then set about converting the cleared section (about 15ha in total of dense pasture grasses) back into rainforest. At first, government grants helped them to establish some 4ha of diverse tree planting, in two bands stretching across the property to link the rainforest on either side. Within a few years these plantings were well established as dense strips of regenerating rainforest. Throughout this time, Dave set about absorbing information about rainforest ecology, approaches to restoration, and how it could be encouraged and funded. He also became engaged in the challenging problem of how to achieve rainforest restoration at the landscape scale.

Towards this end, in 2010 Dave instigated the development of a collaborative project coordinated by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, titled 'Making Connections' (https://www.wettropics.gov.au/cfoc). The project aimed to restore rainforest habitat connections between core rainforest areas on cleared land on the southern Atherton Tablelands, in key locations for climate-sensitive wildlife. For this, around $600,000 was granted by The Commonwealth Government's newly created Caring for our Country Program. One aspect of the project consisted of corridor tree plantings on several properties, totalling over 30,000 trees between 2011 and 2014. In 2012 the project received a Climate Adaptation Champions award from the National Climate Change Adaptation and Research Facility. That same year Dave also won a Cassowary Award in the Community Conservation category.

By this time, Dave had also realised that, without lower-cost alternatives to restoration planting, the task of landscape-scale revegetation on decommissioned grazing pastures would be prohibitively expensive. So he ensured that a second aspect of the 'Making Connections' project was to scientifically trial a lower cost technique. For this, two university researchers, Carla Catterall and Luke Shoo, were recruited as project leaders, working in collaboration with Kylie Freebody and the Tablelands Regional Council Community Revegetation Nursery. The result was the novel 'Kickstart Pasture Conversion' project, commencing in 2011, which eventually involved a range of other contributors and funding sources. Two of the Kickstart plots can still be seen on the Cloudland property, and they show that simple interventions to suppress the growth of pasture grasses can catalyse ongoing rainforest regeneration. Encouraged by the results, in 2017 Dave obtained funding to extend a modified version of this approach (combining small tree-planting areas with surrounding pasture suppression) across a further 3ha of pasture grasses at Cloudland.

Another way that Dave saw to help fund restoration projects was through payments for carbon sequestration. Around 2012, he then embarked on the long-winded process of registering the original Cloudland plantings with the Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator for their carbon uptake - requiring documentation of planting years, methods, and species, followed by independent auditing. Dave also recorded details of the carbon registration process and what the costs were. In 2017, he drew on the knowledge from this experience to play an instrumental role in the 'Freemans Forest Carbon Pilot' project (see https://terrain.org.au/carbon-farming/), to analyse costs and economic outcomes from carbon, under different tree planting scenarios. In this project, funding from Terrain enabled TREAT volunteers to plant 5,000 trees over 1.6ha, and supported analyses of outcomes. This project's results showed that biodiverse plantings could only recoup costs if either the carbon price was higher or there were additional payments for biodiversity outcomes.

Dave always kept a keen eye on Government initiatives that involved funding for the environment and 'new' labour market programs. As the years progressed, he became increasingly aware of the ways in which grand government actions and schemes have fallen far short of their stated restoration goals. In a sobering poster presentation to a restoration conference, titled 'Abbott's Green Army or an integrated industry workforce: what do we really need to address the enormous landscape restoration challenges we face?', he summarised the past 30 years of restoration effort in Australia to show how actions by government have been out of step with increasing community focus on the need for restoration. Recognising that years of competitive funding have pushed apart major players, he proposed that all the industry players need to get together to identify common ground and properly define a landscape restoration industry. https://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/302395/RRR-Abstracts-31-Jan-with-Final-Front-Cover.pdf (see page 78)

Over the past decade I have spent numerous days walking up and down the Cloudland slopes, through the Kickstart pasture conversion plots deciding on interventions and monitoring the changes from pasture to a more forest-like state. Some of my fondest memories at Cloudland are those where Dave, Carla and I would wander through the plots looking for new seedling recruits, listening to the birds, while we jointly pondered in what future directions the vegetation would develop. Future visits to Cloudland will always remind me how Dave's efforts have contributed to increasing our knowledge of alternative restoration techniques, and of revegetation efforts in general. Dave was a critical thinker who always had the energy and courage to investigate new opportunities and who was prepared to take the necessary risks to explore untested techniques.


This article was compiled by Kylie Freebody with contributions from Carla Catterall, Ellen Weber and Cath Moran.

Lower Peterson Creek and Yungaburra Landcare

Dinah Hansman

Many TREAT members will be familiar with the delights of walking along Peterson Creek on the edge of Yungaburra, but not everyone will be aware of its more recent story or the work done by volunteers to keep it a place that everyone can enjoy.

The riparian zone of Peterson Creek is a popular place to look for platypus, tree kangaroos or possums and to bird watch. Visitors can park alongside the highway bridge on the southern edge of Yungaburra township or at Allumbah Pocket at the end of Bunya Street. There are several kilometres of walking tracks which are frequented by local residents and visitors.

This little haven is thanks to the Yungaburra Landcare Group Inc., a small, community-based, not-for-profit organisation that has been caring for the natural and cultural heritage of the area since 1998. The Lower Peterson Creek Revegetation Project was driven by the vision of David Leech, an early TREAT member who saw the need for the continuation of TREAT's Peterson Creek Project into Yungaburra's peri-urban area, albeit on a smaller scale. The project's aim is to improve water and habitat quality and increase the area's educational and recreational value.

In 1997 some stretches of the creek were completely clogged with grasses and the banks were an almost impenetrable mass of lantana and other rampant weeds. Camphor laurels and large-leafed privets proliferated, yet older residents could recall the days when, as children, they had swum in rainforest pools.

The project received funding from the Federal Government's Natural Heritage Trust and work began in 1998. Tree species were selected by the group's honorary advisor, former CSIRO botanist and author Geoff Tracey, with preference given to maintaining the Mabi rainforest theme wherever possible. The Geoff Tracey Botanical Track, with its labelled trees, honours his contribution. Over the years, the Group has also engaged with and consulted with members of the local Indigenous groups, who have also provided information for the interpretive signs.

Suspension bridge Frawley's pool

The suspension bridge over the creek; Frawley's pool has been liberated from the lantana.

A suspension bridge across the creek at Allumbah Pocket, which affords views into the canopy and down into the creek, was completed in late July 2008. Veteran group member Lloyd Abell donated its entire cost. This bridge links Allumbah Pocket with an old road easement and provides walkers with all-weather access to the entire track circuit. Lloyd also funded a picnic shelter amidst the plantings.

In 2000, when Queensland Transport began planning for a new highway bridge on the western gateway to Yungaburra, the group was consulted along with the business community and other residents. Under the supervision of David Leech, the group tendered successfully to carry out the landscaping of the new structure's surroundings. As a consequence, the highway bridge has become a focal point for platypus viewing and an integral part of the Peterson Creek walking circuit.

These days about a dozen volunteers, distinguished by their blue shirts and (mostly) silver beards (except for Cath), work on Friday mornings. Wally Coutts, one of the original members, is still secretary and regularly wields a brushcutter. Sadly, David Leech is no longer able to participate. From time to time, students from the School for Field Studies assist with heavier tasks. Their help is especially welcome at tree planting time and when track maintenance needs to be done.

The focus for the Group is now on maintenance - of the popular walking tracks and mown areas - and weed control. A new weed Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) was discovered in the creek in 2019 and is cause for grave concern. Volunteers have been working hard to remove it, as well as the Hymenachne and Salvinia that threaten to choke the creek. An old water wheel has been restored and a hydraulic ram pump has just been brought back into working condition.

The work is funded by a small allowance from Tablelands Regional Council, donations and the occasional grant.

Historic railway bridge Tree kangaroo

The historic railway bridge at the other end of the track; A tree kangaroo enjoying some winter sunshine at Peterson Creek.

Planting Season 2021

Barb Lanskey

We had another successful community planting season. Only 2 of the 13 plantings were adversely impacted by the weather. The Donaghy planting was re-scheduled to Easter after wet weather delayed site preparation, and the Topaz planting on Ault Road was cancelled due to dry weather - most unusual for Topaz!

There was good attendance from volunteers (mostly 50 - 70) and the lack of students to help wasn't an issue. Planting the trees took the usual time of less than 2 hours (a lot of volunteers turn up before the appointed 8am) and the barbecue teams needed to be early with their preparations. At 4 of the plantings the trees were watered in after being planted and for all the plantings, holes were augered, with fertiliser and water crystals (usually) added as well.

Barron River - January 16, 1200 trees

This was the first planting and there was rain during the week, but it was fine the day of the planting. That was finished quickly and people were walking back for the BBQ by 9am. The BBQ was held at Bonadio's Top Camp venue, surrounded by forest.


Planting Barron River 16/1/21.

Misty Mountain NR - January 23, February 13, February 27, March 20, each 2500 trees

Only the last of these 4 plantings was wet, as the mist included a lot of raindrops. The second and third plantings were in ideal misty/cloudy conditions. The soil was moist for all the plantings, with plenty of mulch. The BBQ teams set up the gazebos with sides added for wind protection. Various 'top brass' volunteers came to the last planting to take photos, and talked at the BBQ about the corridor project.

Misty Mtn Misty Mtn

Planting Misty Mountain 27/2/21 and 20/3/21.

Massey Creek - January 30, 2100 trees

It was a showery day for this planting but the trees were still watered in after planting. The Bleeding Hearts were protected from grazing pademelons by putting frost guards around them. In the shelter of the gazebos for the BBQ, we were happy to be dry when the showers resumed.

Massey Ck Massey Ck

Planting Massey Creek 30/1/21.

Emms - February 6, 2500 trees; April 10, 1900 trees

It was fine weather for both these plantings at Cedarvale. At the first planting some of the spoil of the augered holes had dried out, though the soil was moist underneath, but for the second planting all was moist. Storms were around the week following the first planting, and there has now been significant rain so the trees should be doing well. The BBQs were held in the big shed back at Barrine Park.


Planting Emms 10/4/21.

Jenkins - February 20, 2500 trees

The weather was wet leading up to this planting but the planting day was mostly just cloudy. The site was on a flat area beside the Beatrice River and was some walking distance away. Bruce and Tracey said later that they had to replant many trees that were dug up at night by feral pigs, apparently wanting the fertiliser pellets, and this continued for some days. The BBQ on the day was held at the farm shed.

Jenkins Jenkins

Planting Jenkins 20/2/21

McLean Ridge - March 13, 2000 trees; March 27, 1700 trees

Both these TREAT plantings had fine weather and excellent attendance. All the trees were watered in after being planted. At the second planting some of the trees were planted as infill into last year's planting which had suffered from early frost. Gazebos were set up for the BBQs.

McLean Ridge McLean Ridge

Planting McLean Ridge 13/3/21 and 27/3/21.

Donaghy - April 3, 1700 trees

This planting at Easter was re-scheduled from early March. The day of the planting was cloudy and the soil was wet from preceding rain events and drizzle. There was a large area burnt to make chipping and augering holes more manageable, but this meant it was quite slippery in places for the planting. Mulch was brought in for this area the following Monday and put around the trees. All the trees were watered after planting, so some volunteers were a bit later back for refreshments at the farm shed. Instead of a BBQ it was decided to have sandwiches, cake, other goodies and treats associated with Easter. There were 35 volunteers for the day and the planting took a bit longer, but we were rewarded by hearing the rain come down while we indulged in food in the shed.


Planting Donaghy 3/4/21.

Ault Road - April 17, 2000 trees

I was looking forward to this planting at Topaz, but the weather had been drying up during March apart from storms and Topaz usually misses out on storms. Reinhold made the decision at the beginning of the week to cancel the planting as he said he had no way of watering an extra 2,000 trees. He'd already planted 3,000 trees (in small parcels with friends) since the beginning of February and was maintaining them. As it turned out, showers started the day of the scheduled planting and there's been significant rain since. So the rest of the trees will now also be planted with friends but with less watering maintenance needed.


Prior to planting days, the planting sites are all prepared well in advance by spraying grass and weeds, removing woody weeds if necessary. Then close to planting days, holes are chipped and augered. Then fertiliser and water crystals are added to the holes and trees placed in the holes for planting. For the 4 plantings associated with the Reef Assist teams, this work was done by the teams, but for the TREAT/QPWS plantings and some other plantings, the call is put out for volunteers to turn up about 2pm on the Friday before a planting, to help with placing the trees in the holes and perhaps adding the fertiliser and water crystals too. TREAT is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. Often a dozen or so volunteers come and the job is then done quite quickly. On Saturday the planting goes smoothly without people calling for fertiliser, crystals or trees. Many Saturday volunteers come regularly (often from further away) and their presence is appreciated.

There are two teams who provide the BBQs, usually alternating each Saturday. They are currently led by Mandy and Elizabeth and all seems to flow seamlessly with them. They are very much appreciated. Also, Angela comes early to planting days to greet people and have them sign the attendance sheet before directing them to the planting, and her early appearance is much appreciated.

Nursery News

Peter Snodgrass

It has been such a relief to be able to get through the 2021 planting season without interruption due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our thoughts go out to all those who are currently or have been restricted from attending to family in need throughout the past 12 months, and deepest sympathy to anyone who has lost anyone close as a result of the virus or otherwise during this period.

At this stage I am pleased that we are able to have up to 100 people attend the nursery working bees on a Friday morning without having to be on a fortnightly register. We are very fortunate to live in this part of the world but we do however need to adhere to the Covid safe plan, social distancing and hand sanitising whilst working in or visiting the nursery. I appreciate everyone's patience over this pandemic period so far and for adhering to safety regulations.

I would like to thank all TREAT volunteers for the extra effort and support with nursery operations so far this year. There was a greater need for sorting, pruning, sizing and general plant maintenance this season in order to prepare trees for the many individual planting sites. This was mainly due to last year's disruptions to production, as mentioned in the previous newsletter. This meant trees reached their optimum or minimum standards for planting, at fluctuating times, requiring much more sorting than usual.

With tremendous volunteer effort made in every aspect of production from seed processing, sowing and potting, we look well on track for next season's stock as well.

For those who are not fortunate enough to be able to participate in some of the tree plantings and some of the things happening behind the scenes prior to the actual planting days, I would like to mention that it is fantastic to see the commitment of volunteers turning up the afternoon before to take part in laying out trees, distributing fertiliser and when conditions are favourable, the water crystals as well. This is a great event that ensures the actual planting days go as smoothly as possible, which means we all get to enjoy the wares of the wonderful catering crews that little bit sooner.

It is with great relief that we have finally received some of the rain that we would have hoped for in March to give the area a much needed soaking. Hopefully this will see the 19,000 or so trees that have left the nursery and been planted so far this year, get what they need to establish.

It has been great to see some of last year's sites and some of older ones in the region that have done extremely well. There has been some outstanding growth amongst them and in particular the McLean Ridge 2020 site, with a couple of the trees reaching 7 metres tall. Just amazing.

I hope that everyone has had a good season so far and that you and your trees are also doing exceptionally well.

Fruit Collection Diary January - March 2021

SpeciesCommon NameRegional EcosystemCollection Dates
Acronychia crassipetalaCrater Aspen7.8.411/02, 11/03/2021
Agathis atropurpureaBlue Kauri7.8.410/12/2020
Agathis robustaKauri Pine7.8.216/12/2020
Alloxylon wickhamiiSatin Silky Oak7.8.227/10/2020
Alphitonia whiteiRed Ash7.8.418/03/2021
Alstonia scholarisMilky Pine7.8.113/01, 20/01/2021
Aphananthe philippinensisWild Holly7.8.318/03/2021
Argyrodendron peralatumRed Tulip Oak7.8.3 16/12/2020,12/01/2021
Argyrodendron sp. BoonjeeBoonjee Tulip Oak7.8.216/01/2021
Argyrodendron trifoliolatumBrown Tulip Oak7.8.411/01/2021
Athertonia diversifoliaAtherton Oak7.8.4, 7.8.27/01, 4/02/2021
Bleasdalea bleasdaleiBlush Silky Oak7.8.2 4/02, 11/03/2021
Blepharocarya involucrigeraRose Butternut7.8.214/02/2021
Brachychiton acerifoliusFlame Tree7.3.1014/03/2021
Castanospora alphandiiBrown Tamarind7.8.2, 7.3.1010/12/2020, 5/01/2021
Celastrus subspicatusStaff Vine7.8.2 25/02/2021
Cerbera inflataCassowary Plum7.8.3 3/12/2020, 5/01, 8/01/2021
Cryptocarya hypospodiaNorthern Laurel7.3.10 Dec 2020
Cryptocarya triplinervisBrown Laurel7.8.2, 7.8.3 10/12/2020, 12/01, 4/02/2021
Darlingia darlingianaBrown Silky Oak7.8.211/01/2021
Darlingia ferrugineaRusty Silky Oak7.8.2 7/01/2021
Davidsonia pruriensDavidson's Plum7.8.22/12, 16/12/2020, Jan 2021
Decaspermum humileSilky Myrtle7.8.225/02/2021
Dysoxylum mollissimumMiva Mahogany 7.8.311/03/2021
Elaeocarpus stellarisQuandong7.8.211/03/2021
Emmenosperma alphitonioidesMountain Ash7.8.218/02/2021
Endiandra insignisHairy Walnut7.8.2, 7.8.3 5/01, 12/01/2021
Endiandra palmerstoniiBlack Walnut7.8.2 25/02, 11/03, 10/04/2021
Euroschinus falcatusMaiden's Blush Wood7.8.3, 7.3.10 3/12/2020, 23/01/2021
Ficus henneanaSuperb Fig7.8.2, 7.8.4 16/12/2020, 20/01, 25/02/2021
Ficus leptocladaAtherton Fig7.8.3 12/01/2021
Ficus opposita Sandpaper Fig7.8.3 12/01/2021
Ficus pleurocarpa Ribbed Banana Fig7.8.2 3/02/2021
Ficus rubiginosa f. glabrescens Port Jackson Fig 7.8.3 12/03/2021
Flindersia oppositifoliaMountain Silkwood7.8.2 16/01/2021
Gmelina fasciculifloraWhite Beech7.8.2 11/01, 4/02, 11/02, 25/02/2021
Hibiscus tiliaceusBeach Hibiscus7.3.10 13/01/2021
Hicksbeachia pilosaRed Bauple Nut7.8.2 6/01/2021
Homalanthus novoguineensisBleeding Heart7.8.2, 7.8.4 16/12/2020, 5/02, 11/02/2021
Karrabina biagianaRed Carabeen7.8.2, 7.8.4 4/02, 4/03, 25/03/2021
Mallotus mollissimusWoolly Mallotus7.3.10, 7.8.2 15/12/2020, 18/02/2021
Mallotus philippensisRed Kamala 7.8.3 12/01/2021
Melicope elleryanaButterfly Tree 7.8.2 8/04/2021
Melicope vitifloraNorthern Euodia 7.8.2 18/02/2021
Melicope xanthoxyloidesYellow Evodia 7.8.2 4/02/2021
Mischocarpus lachnocarpusWoolly Pear Fruit 7.8.2 8/04/2021
Mischocarpus pyriformisPear Fruited Mischocarp 7.8.4 12/01/2021
Neolitsea dealbataWhite Bollywood 7.8.4 4/03/2021
Ostrearia australianaHard Pink Alder 7.8.2 25/03/2021
Phaleria clerodendronScented Daphne 7.8.2 5/01, 10/02, 11/03/2021
Pilidiostigma tropicumApricot Myrtle 7.8.2 18/02/2021
Pittosporum venulosumRusty Pittosporum 7.8.2 25/03/2021
Pittosporum wingiiMountain Pittosporum 7.8.2 11/03/2021
Prumnopitys amaraBlack Pine 7.8.2 5/01/2021
Prunus turnerianaAlmondbark 7.8.2 21/01/2021
Pullea stutzeriHard Alder 7.8.3 28/02/2021
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia Yellow Aspen 7.8.3 11/03/2021
Sarcotoechia serrataFern Leaved Tamarind 7.8.2 11/03/2021
Schefflera actinophyllaUmbrella Tree 7.8.2 5/02/2021
Sloanea australis subsp. parvifloraBlush Carabeen 7.8.4 20/01, 11/02/2021
Sloanea macbrydeiGrey Carabeen 7.8.4 20/01/2021
Stenocarpus davallioidesFern Leaved Stenocarpus 7.11.1 11/02/2021
Synima cordierorumSynima7.8.4 18/01/2021
Syzygium australeCreek Cherry7.8.2 11/02/2021
Syzygium canicortexYellow Satinash 7.8.2 24/03/2021
Syzygium claviflorum Grey Satinash7.8.2 21/01/2021
Syzygium cryptophlebiumPlum Satinash7.8.2 28/01/2021
Terminalia microcarpa (syn. T. sericocarpa)Damson Plum7.3.10, 7.8.2 12/01, 11/02/2021
Thaleropia queenslandica Pink Myrtle7.8.2 11/03/2021
Toechima monticolaMountain Toechima7.8.211/02/2021
Vanroyena castanospermaPoison Plum 7.8.4, 7.8.24/02/2021
Zanthoxylum ovalifoliumThorny Yellowwood7.8.218/02/2021

Species and Common names taken from 'Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8' online key:


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