This website describes more than 80 plant species native to the Wagga Wagga area, with an emphasis on those forms of plant life typically excluded from re-vegetation projects, namely shrubs, forbs and grasses. Historically, revegetation has tended to emphasise tree planting to the exclusion of all else. It is the aim of this guide to encourage the diversification of re-vegetation sites by highlighting a suite of locally native middle- and understorey species. Planting species with a range of growth forms increases the habitat value of revegetation sites, providing benefits to native fauna and potentially encouraging beneficial insects to combat pests. This guide provides advice on where to see these species in their natural habitats as well as guidance on how to propagate them. The species included here are those found in the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery, located on the Graham Centre Field Site.
About the Nursery.
The nursery was established in 2011 with a grant from CSU Green, with the aim of providing a repository of plant material for education, revegetation and scientific research. Note that the nursery does not sell plants or plant material – the Further Resources section of this guide gives advice on where these species might be obtained.
About this website.
Each page of this website focuses on a single species found in the Biodiversity Nursery and provides a general description along with advice on how to find and grow that species. Note that seed should not be collected from the wild without obtaining appropriate permissions. For additional information on these species, see the Further Resources section. Methods of propagating these species are outlined towards the end of this guide.