Where is the Biodiversity Connections project located?

The project is based in Lismore, NSW. The properties involved are located throughout northern NSW and southeast Queensland. View map.

What kind of land is involved?

Land which is located close to areas of native vegetation or wildlife corridors, where restoring native forests helps prevent land degradation and improves habitat quality for native fauna. Normally, at least 10 ha of land must be available to be considered for the project.

Connecting conservation areas

Connecting conservation areas

Degraded land

Degraded land, suitable for planting

Are additional properties required?

As the project is in the final last year we now encourage suitable landholders to express an interest should you wish to have assistance with cost of trees.

Which tree species are planted?

The species for each project site are selected to match site conditions.

In recent projects, the species planted included:

  • Araucaria cunninghamii
  • Lophostemon confertus
  • Casuarina cunninghamiana
  • Cupaniopsis anacardoides
  • Ficus macrophylla
  • Ficus obliqua
  • Eleaocarpus grandis
  • Harpullia pendula
  • Callsitemon salignus
  • Podocarpus elatus
  • Grevillea robusta
  • Eucalyptus tereticornis
  • Eucalyptus crebra/siderophloia
  • Jagera pseudorhus
  • Syzygium spp.
  • Commersonia bartramii
  • Tristaniopsis laurina
  • Argyrodendron trifoliolatum
  • Ficus coronata
  • Ficus fraseri
  • Podocarpus elatus
  • Toona ciliata
  • Hoop pine
  • Brush Box
  • River She oak
  • Tuckeroo
  • Moreton Bay Fig
  • Small-leaved Fig
  • Blue Quandong
  • Tulipwood
  • Bottlebrush
  • Plum Pine
  • Silky Oak
  • Red Gum
  • Ironbark
  • Foambark
  • Lilli Pilly
  • Commersonia
  • Watergum
  • Blush Tulip Oak
  • Creek Sandpaper Fig
  • Sandpaper Fig
  • Brown Pine
  • Red Cedar

Are there follow up activities after planting?

We provide a weed management plan to enable you to look after your site post establishment. We also have qualified site contractors who work on our sites who are able to provide a quote on expected costs of maintenance.

Do you use chemicals?

Chemicals are used as part of the site preparation process to spot spray where trees are to be planted. They may also be used for weed control in the years after harvest.

What happens if trees need to be removed in future?

It is envisaged that rehabilitated forests will remain intact in perpetuity, providing habitat, preventing degradation and sequestering carbon. However, trees may be removed in future if necessary.