Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A win for Black Box

In 2011 the Murray River at Loxton in South Australia broke its banks and flooded the 14 hectare Riverfront Reserve below the town. It proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the native vegetation in the reserve and hundreds of Black Box eucalypt seedlings appeared. In order to increase the chance of survival of the seedlings and other plants 100 megalitres of Commonwealth environmental water has been delivered by sprinklers in 2013 and 2015.

Loxton, SA
Black Box seedlings growing well at Loxton.
There is a very well maintained walking track through the reserve that appears to be well used by locals and visitors, with great views of the Murray River as a bonus.

It will be interesting to see how the trees grow and mature.

1 comment:

Arthur Smith said...

Great to see some new black boxes growing
From experience with Trees for Life, they need very special conditions to germinate, to the extent that TFL did not usually offer them.
Conditions apparently met there.