2009 Jul - TNP Geissemann DriveVines, vines , vines everywhere. If you have been living on Tamborine Mountain for a number of years you may have noticed sections of our native vegetation being covered by a creeping mass of vines. Vines native to Tamborine Mountain are usually a single vine growing up a tree. A mass of vine growth covering a large areais usually an introduced plant.

 

The introduced vines have escaped from a garden or a cutting has fallen off a trailer on the way to the dump. Vines can be an attractive garden plant to cover a trellis or an unsightly shed. In the bush or national park, introduced vines can smother native plants and turn an attractive scene into a monotonous sight. Some problem vines on Tamborine Mountain are blue morning glory, canary creeper, cape ivy, asparagus fern and madeira vine.

The photograph shows blue morning glory covering a section of Tamborine National Park adjacent to - Geissemann Drive. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has organised this vine to be sprayed and the Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) will transform the area into a lush rainforest. The TBV has a long association with Tamborine Mountain and continues to maintain revegetated areas at Pirralilla, MacDonald, Palm Grove, Joalah and The Knoll Sections.

If you would like to get involved with an activity that can make a real difference to the environment and enjoy a chat with a group of friendly people, the Tamborine Bush Volunteers is the group for you.

For more information Contact the TBV Coordinator

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