National Tree Day 2011


Hilltown

This site is 23 km north of Clare (South Australia) along a section of the Hilltown-Andrews Road. This roadside planting is along former railway land and continues the valuable work of previous years by local people and the Hill River-Hilltown Landcare Group.

As can be seen in several photos, the landscape is generally devoid of native vegetation.

Many vacant road reserves exist in the region, and together with defunct railway reserves, they produce extensive areas of land for revegetation that assist with improving the visual impact in farming districts, as well as providing biodiversity and essential native vegetation corridors.

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What was planted?

Trees … tall and small (170)

Eucalyptus leucoxylon (SA blue gum)
Euc. porosa (mallee box)
Acacia pycnantha (golden wattle)
Allocasuarina verticillata (drooping sheoak)
Melaleuca lanceolata (dryland tea-tree)

Shrubs … large and small (135)
Acacia brachybotrya (grey mulga-bush)
Ac. calamifolia (wallowa)
Ac. paradoxa (kangaroo thorn)
Dodonea viscosa (sticky hop-bush)
Ac. continua (thorn wattle)
Atriplex semibaccata (berry saltbush)
Dodonea procumbrens (trailing hop-bush)
Enchylaena tomentosa (ruby saltbush)
Hardenbergia violacea (native lilac)
Ixiolaena tomentosa (woolly plover daisy)
Rhagodia spinescens (spiny saltbush)
Rhagodia preissii 

Herbs (23)
Cullen australissium
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (common everlasting)
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (clustered  
        everlasting)
Goodenia pinnatifida (cut-leaf goodenia)

Grasses (23)
Dianella revoluta (black-anther flax lily)
Enteropogon acicularis (curly windmill grass)
Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass)
Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata (Yacca)


TOTAL … 351


This is only a very small planting, but the plant diversity is broad. It's what the landscape needs, and it's hoped that in time these plants will reproduce and scatter to other parts of the locality. Photo updates will be added to this page from time-to-time.


Here it is in 2014

     











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