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TREAT News | Cool Season April - June 2017

Coming Field Days 2017

DateTime Location
Sat May 27th 2 pm Peter and Trixie Tuck's property, RN 102 Mather Road, Yungaburra
Sat June 3rd 2 pm Mark and Angela McCaffrey's property, RN 540 Kenny Road, Tarzali

Peter and Trixie Tuck's property

TREAT helped with two plantings here in 2008 to add 4,000 trees to the area Peter and Trixie had already planted along their section of Peterson Creek. These plantings extended the area of Mabi forest for tree-kangaroos and TKs are now coming regularly onto the property. However, despite maintenance of the plantings in the crucial early few years, some areas are suffering from competition with the aggressive Bracharia grass which invaded parts of the plantings while Peter and Trixie were otherwise engaged with their tourism adventure business.

This field day is an opportunity to see how grass can stunt the growth of trees, allowing yet more grass, and some of the methods used to combat the situation. After a walk around the property and looking at the affected areas, there will be an afternoon tea for which Trixie has kindly offered to make some goodies.

Mark and Angela McCaffrey's property

Mark and Angela have been planting trees on their property since 2004 and community planting volunteers will know it well from TREAT's regular plantings there in recent years. Now these plantings have more or less completed their corridor.

Angela has written about their project below in 'Ringtail Crossing Nature Refuge - a Potted History'.

This field day will look at how the plantings have progressed and will also look at some regrowth areas which have been enhanced by weed control and direct seeding. There will be an afternoon tea afterwards at the shed.

Inside this issue

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Ringtail Crossing Nature Refuge - a Potted History

Angela McCaffrey

In 2003 Ringtail Crossing didn't have a name. It was a mostly rainforest property in steep high country, a total of 63ha with about 20ha of degraded grazing land feeding a dozen cattle and it was up for sale.

Prior to this in 2000, Mark and I spent 7 months driving around Australia and whilst enjoying a beautiful holiday we had one eye on finding a place to live with the idea of an ecotourism venture. The Atherton Tablelands was the most beautiful place we found. We loved the rainforests and the mix of tourism with farming so we spent 2 years checking out properties on the internet and made a couple more visits before we settled on buying a block on Kenny Rd. Aerial photos had shown that the rainforest on this block was part of a large (1,000ha +) remnant spread over about 30 private properties. It looked healthy vibrant forest despite being selectively logged decades earlier, but it was disconnected from the World Heritage Area by a belt of grazing land. There was in fact a small corridor across a neighbour's property planted by the Wet Tropics Tree Planting Scheme but it didn't show up on the photos we had at the time. We wanted to bridge the gap by planting most of the cleared land with trees and create a substantial 200m wide corridor for the health of the forest and the wildlife within, but we had no idea how to go about it.

Asking around, it didn't take long before TREAT's name came up and once we'd made the decision to come to TREAT, we found a whole community who grew trees, talked of wildlife and loved the natural environment. We fitted right in and hardly ever missed a Friday after that for years. We made many friends and being a part of TREAT completely changed our lives.

We soon realised we had an enormous amount to learn but it was all so interesting that we couldn't get enough of it. Soon we were learning tree species, identifying fruit and leaves, even regional ecosystems, nursery techniques such as sowing and potting, revegetation techniques such as maintenance, and how to apply for funding. Advice was readily available from friends and staff at the nursery but some of it was contradictory and as often happens, experience became the main instructor.

Near the end of 2003 TREAT kindly offered to provide a 'Friday Morning Members Planting' of about 400 trees which we increased to 500 with some given to us by friends. Barbara Lanskey and then Ranger in Charge Peter Dellow came to see the property and suggested starting on the eastern side of a small remnant of forest in the middle of the cleared area, which we called The Remnant, to protect it from bad weather. We cleared the cattle off and as advised, cross ripped the compacted soil after spraying out the grass. So by the end of January 2004 we had our first community planting which went very well as it had rained beforehand whilst the nursery staff augered the holes in the rips, creating perfect conditions. We soon learned the hard way that the key to a successful planting is regular maintenance. Guinea Grass grows incredibly quickly and little trees do not, so it was a constant battle to find and rescue the trees. Undeterred we planted another 500 on the western side of The Remnant in May despite advice that it was too late in the year, with winter approaching and the Wet Season gone. The trees suffered in the hot dry conditions but the Guinea Grass loved it.

Ringtail 14 Ringtail 15

Community Plantings in 2014 and 2015

During 2004 we had the opportunity to apply for funding from the Federal Government and so we asked for a modest $10,000 to plant 2,300 trees, in the 2005 Wet Season, on about 0.7ha stretching from The Remnant to the forest edge above the first creek. By now we thought we knew what we were doing and after all, what could go wrong? Well, everything actually. We had no equipment of our own so paid to have the dense weeds, Lantana, Tobacco Bush and Guinea Grass, sprayed. It was steep and we only had enough funding to spray it once. Not enough as we now know. We had ordered the trees from a nursery but for some reason they had not been put aside and they could only supply a small number. We gathered trees from wherever we could, some from commercial nurseries and QPWS stepped in with 1,000 to our relief. The next hurdle was the heat. The Wet Season was very poor in 2005 and we struggled to keep the trees alive even before they were planted. On the planting day temperatures hit 41C and some volunteers had to sit in the creek to recover. It's a wonder many of them remained friends as we clearly asked them to go beyond the bounds. The weeds continued to grow and we struggled to keep on top of them, admitting defeat when we had to take some months out to renovate our newly acquired home in Millaa Millaa. It would be three years before we got back to the 2005 planting.

Sensibly, we put off any thoughts of continuing with more planting in 2006 and that was just as well as Cyclone Larry played havoc with that season. During 2006 however our luck began to change and a five years funding plan called Vegetation Incentives Program (VIP) became available from the Queensland Government. The scheme not only gave us funding to plant stepping stones of a more manageable 1,000 trees per year but also put the property under a Nature Refuge contract. Keith Smith from EHP (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) assisted in defining the Nature Refuge area and getting the contract wording sorted. The name was chosen because the planted area would be a crossing over the pastured land for several types of ringtail possum such as Lemuroid, Herbert River and Green. Over the years Keith has provided valuable mapping and aerial photos to document the changes as the corridor has taken shape. Also in 2006 we got serious with equipment; buying the tractor, slasher and small spray unit made a huge difference to site preparation and maintenance. The shed went up then too.

During the next 5 years, under the VIP scheme, the corridor really began to grow, as we gained experience and also got considerable help from Conservation Volunteers Australia who sent small teams of young volunteers to do the things with which we struggled. These included helping plant the stepping stone areas, removing most of the barbed wire fencing and also getting the 2005 site back under control. It was a big relief to see these young people manually attack the Guinea Grass and Tobacco Bush with gusto, find little trees underneath and flag them with pink tape.

It was amazing to find so many still alive. This time we got the weeds completely under control and were able to replant it in two stages, the top in 2011 and the middle section in 2012. The bottom section had always remained pretty good as that was from where we always started working.

During the VIP funding period 2006 - 2011 we also held community plantings in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. A total of around 4,500 trees went into these plantings.

The year 2011 was also when we applied for Biodiversity funding from the Federal Government but it wasn't approved in time for the 2012 planting. Keith suggested asking the Tree-Kangaroo and Mammal Group for some of their allocation of trees from QPWS and so we were granted 2,500 seedlings. Site preparation came from our own funds, TREAT organised the planting and maintenance would come from the Biodiversity funding once it was granted during 2012. In fact the Biodiversity funding continued for five years and we are just coming to the end of it in June this year. From 2013 to 2016 we were able to plant 4ha with a total of 14,000 trees, enhance a further 4ha of Acacia regrowth with weed control and seed distribution, protect up to 300 seedlings from predation by Pademelons each year with wire guards and maintain the existing 4ha planted prior to 2013.

Along the journey we have constantly refined all our techniques in site preparation, planting and maintenance as well as learning how to complete the 6 monthly reporting requirements on line including photographic time lines. Monitoring and recording the outcomes has been very rewarding.

In fact the results have astonished us as, despite always having the successfully grown corridor in mind, it has far exceeded our expectations in the speed of change and the way the wildlife has taken to using it. We have seen Herbert River Ringtail Possums including a mum carrying two young on her back, Green Ringtail Possums and numerous rainforest birds using the planted areas. The biggest thrills have been seeing a heavily fruiting tree covered in Wompoo Fruit Doves, Tooth-billed Bowerbirds and Catbirds all feeding together and finding a Cassowary scat last year. Common birds seen almost daily such as the Orange-Footed Scrubfowl and Riflebirds always catch one's attention and break up the tedious weeding.

We have been able to host a workshop on monitoring outcomes by Cath Moran and one on revegetation techniques for Malanda Landcare. The process of analysing our own methods in order to write the revegetation workshop helped us to understand how and why we do things in certain ways.

Our hopes for the future no longer include ecotourism which turned out to be just a pipe dream but the future of Ringtail Crossing NR and its wildlife corridor look stronger with time.

The corridor in 2015

Ringtail Crossing

Image courtesy EHP

From Naturalist to Active Conservationist - Rupert's Story

Rupert Russell

Rupert Russell recently received the prestigious Serventy Conservation Award (2016) from the Australian Wildlife Society

Rupert Russell

In giving a short account of one's self there is the question of where to begin and how many of those who have influenced one's life can be mentioned.

For someone of my vintage it is not possible to think of TREAT without remembering the stalwarts who founded it, with Geoff Tracey in the lead. It was in a conversation with Geoff and Len Webb that Len made a remark about me becoming a naturalist. But to my mind every human is born a naturalist, although this might later be smothered by other concerns and experiences. As I said this I saw Geoff agreeing with me. It was on that night that one or other of them said I should read The Life of Plants by E.J.H. Corner. I bought the book and have it still; Corner, for me, is the poet-botanist.

Another time I asked Geoff how often he would recommend burning Wet Sclerophyll forests, to which he answered “Once in 700 years”. Several years later I reminded Geoff of that statement, asking if he still held to it. Swinging around to face me he said “Once in 70 years”. Either answer suited me well, because the view that favours frequent hot fires makes me shudder.

As a boy in India I would rise early on World Bird Day to record the dawn chorus for the World Bird Research Station in Britain, which collected records from every respondent, anywhere in the world. At other times, for the same organisation, I would record the frequency of visits by birds parenting their nestlings. Today Google finds no trace of that one-time organisation.

From born naturalist to active conservationist happened in a single hour on a weekend afternoon sometime in 1980. It happened when Robyn Williams of the ABC Science Show played the sound track of the film Give Trees a Chance. This very moving documentary was the work of Paul Tait and Jeni Kendall who chronicled the opposition to logging of old growth forest in Terania Creek, NSW.

At that time I was working as a benchman in a sawmill which was fed by logs from Tableland rainforests. I had noticed that some of the logs delivered to the mill were surprisingly small in girth, and had also noticed the waste at every stage of milling. Despite these observations I had been comfortable in my faith that the Department of Forestry was looking after the forests. Somewhere I once read that when a person is ready to listen, the softest whisper is sufficiently loud. And so it was that listening to Give Trees a Chance led me to question Forestry.

After some reading, thinking and talking I put together a bundle of questions relating to the sustainability of logging in rainforests. These I mailed to the Atherton office of the Department of Forestry. One result, as described to me by a friendly forester, was that the local chief went storming around the office demanding to know who had fed me the questions put in my letter. And of course, no one had. Each inadequate, evasive answer from Forestry led to more questions in my letters. There were face-to-face meetings at which I explained my viewpoint and listened to bluster or refusals to provide answers.

At that time the Mount Windsor Tableland was being assaulted by huge machines, forcing wide roads through the soft red earth. Loggers had set up camps beside the haul roads so they could be felling trees during the week without need to travel to the nearest township, which was Mount Carbine. I went up to Windsor a few times to record the horror in photographs, and I took a few politicians and policy makers up there in my old Land Rover, to show them what was happening to the forest. There was a spot along the way where one could stop to allow people to look back at the desolate, overgrazed country we had driven through. “There is typical Australia,” I used to say, “millions of square kilometres of degraded woodland. The rainforest we are about to enter would be the tiniest dot on a big map of the continent.”

I came up with the idea of a blockade on Spencer Creek causeway, for which I set about trying to recruit comrades. I hired a copy of the film Give Trees a Chance which I showed in Community Halls in Mossman and Julatten, Mareeba and JCU in Townsville.

After each showing I would explain that the same thing was happening to Windsor Tableland, only worse, because it was isolated from concerned people. Slowly we gathered a few people, but the blockade morphed into a picket and the location we settled on was at the start of the logging road near where it left the highway.

They were sweet days of comradeship in the dust and heat of November; Rosemary Hill was there, and Mike Berwick, two of the several people who have persisted in North Queensland conservation.

By strange chance (!) Forestry had decided that their rules for logging needed to be revised, so one day a few Foresters bowled up to explain that they were calling a meeting of sawmillers and loggers to explain their new, much more environmentally conscientious rules. Forestry also put it about that any logger who offered violence towards the blockaders would lose their permit to operate. But the new rules for plundering the rainforest did nothing to satisfy us.

A treasured memory comes from an afternoon when we were holding the line across the road. A vehicle pulled up on the highway and two persons came across to us, each carrying a large bucket of ice cream as a gift. This was Percy Trezise and one of his sons, on their way to the Laura rock art country, stopping to tell us we were doing a good job.

One evening a vehicle driven by sawmill bosses busted our picket line, so next morning we increased our efforts. Before dawn, two of us lay across the road with a gas lamp placed between us, to reduce the chances of getting accidentally run over by a logging truck. As the day brightened more of our comrades joined in and more police arrived. Several of us were arrested and hauled off to Mareeba Police Station for processing. Despite Friday's arrests I phoned friends over the weekend, so on Monday we surprised both police and loggers by standing across the road once more. One of our company was the late, great, Saeed De Ridder.

My work against rainforest logging continued in various forms for several years, with the skills of Dr Aila Keto and her husband Keith Scott now taking a lead; Aila Keto's work was fundamental to the arrival of World Heritage in 1987, giving protection to most of North Queenland's rainforests.

Near the end of 1983 and in mid-'84 came our protests against the Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield road. This meant occupying trees which stood in the path planned for the bulldozers, and digging holes into which we climbed until hauled out by policemen. An enjoyable memory from my last arrest came when the police charged me with the criminal offence of obstruction. At Cairns Police Station a big guy set about taking my fingerprints but because I had been scratching earth out of deep narrow holes for a few days my fingerprints were quite worn away. After blacking my fingers and pressing them harder and yet harder on the appropriate papers the cop said, “Sarge, this guy has no prints.” They wanted to know if I was a concrete worker; “No, a gardener,” I said. Somewhere in their files went a note that my fingers left no prints!

The first Yellow-bellied Glider I saw was on Mt Baldy in company with Dr John Winter in December 1977. Watching and recording the behaviour of these lovely animals led me on, week after week, year after year, from 1977 to 1986. My affection for the gliders is unabated and I still manage sporadic visits to their forests on occasion. The Tully-Millstream Hydroelectric plans rolled up to threaten glider habitat, but after some years thankfully that project fizzled out. Quite recently Campbell Newman paraded the stage, but fortunately people voted him down.

Yet threats to our small wild places will never stop. Bob Brown once pointed out that when an idea for 'progress' rears up it is never entirely forgotten, so voting for the greenest politicians and taking up active conservation will forever be needed.

2017 Planting Season

Barb Lanskey

The weather was very kind to us this planting season. All plantings had wet soil for the trees, none had to be cancelled due to weather and often there was rain afterwards. The Jaggan planting for 11th March was postponed till April 29th, due to site preparation problems, but this was fortunate in a way as it allowed a group of TREAT volunteers to help instead with a QPWS planting at Smith's Gap near El Arish.

All the plantings had holes dug, with fertiliser and water crystals added. There were good numbers of volunteers and the plantings were generally finished in a couple of hours or less. School for Field Studies (SFS) students helped at the Emms plantings and Rock Road plantings, and School for International Training (SIT) students helped at the first Freeman Forest planting for carbon credits research.

Cutler Road, Lake Eacham

SIT students at 18th March planting.

SIT students

The season started with a small planting in memory of Ian Freeman on 28th January at his former property, now called Freeman Forest. Over 70 people came to honour Ian and, after tributes from Angela then Sandy Clague, we planted 150 trees in a small triangle area and watered them. We had a small break then Angela led a field day around the plantings on the north side of the creek and a traditional barbecue followed.

The infill planting on 4th March was wet with unexpected showers. Approximately 40 volunteers planted 1100 trees by 9.20am and enjoyed the very welcome BBQ afterwards.

The first planting of 2500 trees on 18th March for carbon credits research had volunteer numbers boosted to 70 by the unexpected and welcome arrival of SIT students. There had been good storm rain the previous afternoon after the trees were laid out and conditions were perfect. It was a hot start but clouds gradually appeared and the planting finished before 10am. The second planting of 2500 trees on 1st April had about 40 volunteers, but cool and cloudy conditions prevailed and the planting finished at 10am. Both these plantings had excellent mulch for the trees available from the dead slashed grass on site. Some of the volunteers helped set up irrigation after the second planting as the weather had been dry and sunny during the week.

Rock Road, Upper Barron

Rock Road 4th February planting

Rock Road

SFS students newly arrived from the USA helped at the first planting here on 4th February (they started singing as they planted!). With cool and misty conditions the walk down to the planting was quite pleasant. There was great soil moisture and an occasional shower while planting. Geoff Onus' team (who'd done the site preparation) were there to add to volunteer numbers (about 80) and the 2900 trees were planted by 10am.

The second planting on 25th February was combined with a field day to highlight the importance of the Walter Hill Range corridor in linking the coastal and highland rainforests. Unfortunately I wasn't able to be at the planting of 2000 trees, but I believe it was completed in a very short time by nearly 70 volunteers, in showery conditions. Again, the SFS students helped. After the barbecue and talks by various people, the weather fined up for the field day wander around.

Massey Creek, Ravenshoe

This planting of 2250 trees on 11th February attracted about 30 volunteers and those who arrived early added the fertiliser and crystals to the holes. It was a lovely sunny day with some cloud, the soil was moist and good for planting and mulch was available from the slashed fern and grass on site. After the barbecue I took the opportunity to return home via the Old Palmerston Highway to show the lush and beautiful countryside to my passengers.

Pressley Road, Lake Barrine

Planting at Barrine Park 18th February


Both these plantings were enhancing areas within the Tablelands Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre on the Emms' properties of Barrine Park and Cedarvale.

There was a big turnout of over 80 volunteers at the first planting of 3000 trees on 18th February. This really impressed both the representatives of Rainforest Trust Australia who had come up from northern NSW for the planting and also the founder of Beards On who came up from Sydney. Rainforest Trust is partnering with Rainforest Reserves Australia (RRA) to raise funds to plant 50,000 trees on the properties and Beards On supplied some of the funds for the planting. It was enhancing an area of Acacia regrowth, and with so many volunteers was completed soon after 10am. Conditions were sunny but there was shade from the wattle trees; the soil was moist and bales of mulch were spread around the newly planted trees. A new sound while we planted was the buzz of a drone, set up to film overhead; some of the footage may be used by RRA in looking for new funding opportunities.

The second planting of 2500 trees on 8th April saw about 70 volunteers planting in windy conditions. The soil was wet but fortunately showers held off until after 10am when we were safely inside the shed at the barbecue. This day we were planting up the grass strips left in the 2015 planting plus infilling some of the losses from that planting. Geoff Onus spoke about the pros and cons of grass strips at the barbecue. Over time the strips would recruit seedlings and become part of the planted forest, but in this case it had been decided to assist the already planted areas by reducing edge effects and achieve the completed forest in a shorter time.

The planting day was also the opening of the Tablelands Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre. Because the planting finished early, the barbecue was mostly over before the appointed opening time, but people obligingly hung around for the arrival of the officials. After the Traditional Owners' welcome to country, the Director of EHP (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) spoke about RRA's involvement in the coastal and tableland facilities for the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned cassowaries and then declared the Centre open.

These planting days with their large numbers of volunteers require some slick work from TREAT's catering teams and they rose to the occasion as usual; their dedication is much appreciated.

Ault Road, Topaz

Ault Road planting 25th March

Ault Road

This planting on 25th March had the best conditions. Cyclone Debbie, coming in from the Coral Sea, went further south and took the rain with it, leaving us with overcast, cool and misty conditions, perfect for planting. A week earlier it had been sunny and dry, but some rain fell during the week and the soil was nicely moist and not too wet. Reinhold and Petra had already planted 1500 trees on the steeper section of their site when they had some good rain earlier, so there were only 1500 trees left to plant on the day. About 30 volunteers had the job finished by 10am. It was lovely to have two German backpacker girls there to help - they had learnt about the planting from the Malanda Visitors Centre.

Smith's Gap, El Arish

About a dozen of us went down to the coast for this planting on 11th March when the Jaggan planting was postponed. The start time of 9.30am allowed us time for travel, but most of us arrived early, keen to start planting as soon as trees were laid in the holes. There had been a deluge overnight and a lot of the sandy soil was washed back into the holes. They were easy enough to dig out with a trowel (some used shovels) but it did make the planting of 1500 trees slower. It was a hot day and the QPWS Rangers brought around water for us as we planted. The site was next to a Forest Reserve so some shady trees were available for some relief from the heat. The planting was finished by 11.30am when we then enjoyed a barbecue provided by QPWS from South Innisfail, and chatted to the volunteers from other community groups and organisations. Some volunteers are particularly keen; one recently joined TREAT volunteer who lives in Cairns, drove up to Jaggan only to discover that that planting was cancelled. He then looked up TREAT's website and found out about the Smith's Gap planting, and ended up driving down to join in! He's now added his email address to Doug's list for planting updates.

Hillcrest Road, Jaggan

This planting is yet to take place.


Despite sometimes difficult conditions, planting days are considered to be the fun part of revegetation. Most effort goes into site preparation and maintenance - chipping away dead grass to dig the holes is particularly time consuming. At the barbecues, thanks are given to those involved, all of whom play a significant part in the end result - landowners, those who did the site preparation, the planting volunteers and much appreciated catering crew, plus funding sources. Also, thanks to Angela and Mark for arriving early to all the plantings in order to put out the directional signs and catch the early planters for sign-on.

Nursery News

Nick Stevens

Massey Creek Planting

Early February saw the arrival of some quite decent rainfall across the Tablelands. This was a relief for us as the QPWS Massey Creek planting, within Tully Gorge National Park, scheduled for 11th February had experienced extremely hot and dry weather right up until March last year. The planting day itself turned out a beautiful sunny morning with over 30 volunteers arriving to plant 2,225 trees by 10.30am. The trees appear to have established well, having received substantial storm rain during the week following the planting, with very few losses at this stage.

Smith's Gap Planting

Smith's Gap Planting 11th March


With the postponement of a TREAT planting on 11th March we seized the opportunity to hold another QPWS planting on Tully Gorge National Park, this time on the coastal lowlands in the Smith's Gap area between Tully and El Arish. The planting site had been identified as part of our QPWS 'On Park' planting program for the year, but when the date became vacant we decided to hold a community planting there. The Smith's Gap section is quite fragmented with several powerlines, the Bruce Highway, Old Tully Road, Queensland Rail and cane railway systems bisecting the area and creating a series of obstacles for any wildlife, cassowaries in particular, needing to cross the gap.

Just over 1,500 trees were planted which will help strengthen the connectivity in this important area of the Walter Hill Range where the lowland rain forests of Mission Beach are connected to the upland rain forests of the southern Atherton Tablelands. The plantings at Massey Creek further connect this corridor to the highlands of Mt. Fisher - Malaan National Park and the Herberton Range National Park.

The planting was undertaken as a collaborative effort between Terrain NRM, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation, Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, Wet Tropics Management Authority, QPWS and TREAT.

Seed/ Fruit Collection Diary January - March 2017

SpeciesCommon NameCollection Location/
Regional Ecosystem
Agathis microstachya Bull Kauri Pine7.8.2
Agathis robusta Queensland Kauri Pine7.8.2
Aglaia sapindina Boodyarra7.8.2, 7.8.3
Alphitonia petriei Sarsaparilla7.8.2
Alphitonia whitei Northern Red Ash7.8.4
Alstonia scholaris Milky Pine7.8.2, 7.8.3
Apodytes brachystylis Buff Alder7.8.2
Athertonia diversifolia Atherton Oak7.8.2, 7.8.4
Atractocarpus fitzalani Brown Gardenia7.3.10
Auranticarpa ilicifolia
Baileyoxylon lanceolatum Baileyoxylon7.8.2
Barringtonia calyptrata Mango Pine7.8.1
Casearia grewiifolia var gelonioides
Cryptocarya hypospodia Northern Laurel7.8.3
Davidsonia pruriens Davidson's Plum7.8.2
Dysoxylum mollissimum Miva Mahogany7.8.3
Dysoxylum pettigrewianum Spur Mahogany7.8.1
Elaeocarpus angustifolius Blue Quandong7.8.2
Ficus congesta Red Leaf Fig7.8.2
Ficus crassipes Round Leaf Banana Fig7.8.4
Ficus henneana Superb Fig7.8.3
Ficus variegata Variegated Fig7.8.1
Ficus watkinsiana Watkin's Strangling Fig7.8.3, 7.8.4
Firmiana papuana Lacewood7.8.3
Flindersia brayleyana Queensland Maple7.8.2, 7.8.4
Fontainea picrosperma Fontain's Blushwood7.8.2
Ganophyllum falcatum Daintree Hickory7.3.10
Gmelina fasciculiflora Northern White Beech7.8.2
Homalanthus novoguineensis Tropical Bleeding Heart7.8.2, 7.8.4
Homalium circumpinnatum Brown Boxwood7.8.3
Lindera queenslandica Bollywood7.8.2
Lomandra hystrix Creek Mat-Rush7.8.2
Mallotus paniculatus Turn-in-the-wind7.8.2
Melicope vitiflora Northern Evodia7.8.2
Micromelum minutum Lime Berry7.8.1
Neolitsea dealbata Grey Bollywood7.8.2
Phaleria clerodendron Scented Daphne7.8.3
Pitaviaster haplophyllus Yellow Aspen7.8.2
Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Scrub Rosewood7.8.3
Syzygium australe Creek Cherry7.8.3
Syzygium wilsonii Powderpuff Lillipilli7.8.3
Tabernaemontana pandacquii Banana Bush7.3.10
Terminalia sericocarpa Damson Plum7.3.10, 7.8.2, 7.8.3
Thaleropia queenslandica Myrtle Satinash7.8.4
Toona ciliata Red Cedar7.8.3
Triunia erythrocarpa Spice Bush7.8.2
Vitex queenslandica Vitex7.8.2

Species and Common names are taken from 'Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants' online key.


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