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Friends of Tamborine National Park
(formerly Tamborine Bush Volunteers)
 
The Friends of Tamborine National Park (FoTNP) formerly known as Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) was formed in March 1988 with the aim of establishing a community-group to work with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPW) on park maintenance in Tamborine National Park. Specific projects are identified which enhance the natural integrity and beauty of Tamborine Mountain.
 
If you would like to help slow the Greenhouse effect and create habitat for native animals then consider joining us for a fun day in the great outdoors. For further information contact Len Lowry with this link Contact the TBV Coordinator or visit us on Facebook.
 

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About Us

The role of groups such as the FoTNP is becoming more and more important as funding for national parks continues to decline in relation to the area managed.
 
Tamborine Mountain has significant remnant rainforest areas in the centre of a large population centre in south-east Queensland. Tamborine Mountain has a very high visitation rate due to its proximity to Brisbane, Gold Coast and the urban development around Beenleigh.
 
Volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month. Work activities vary from clearing weed species and replanting with local rainforest trees and understorey plants, weed control, track maintenance, plant propagating and nursery work.
 
FoTNP is not directly funded but tools, supervision and training are provided by Queensland Parks and Wildlife. The Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc. has provided funding to the group to purchase tree stock. The FoTNP is affiliated with the Queensland National Parks Association Inc. (NPAQ) and has a common focus in maintaining and expanding Queensland’s national park estate. The group does not have a committee structure but designated members are assigned to liaise with Queensland Parks and Wildlife.
 
The FoTNP have been successful in receiving awards for their revegetation work.
 
Membership of the group is about 15, representing ages from 10 to 75 years of age.
 
 
 

Name Change

This dedicated group, formerly known as Tamborine Bush Volunteers, has been working on Tamborine Mountain for 28 years and has removed introduced weeds from 20 national park plots and replanted with rainforest species. Some plots have taken on the appearance of mature rainforests.

Although the name has served the group well over this long period, it was been decided at the commencement of 2016 to “rebadge” the group to more closely represent where the group works and what it stands for. The group will now be known as the Friends of Tamborine National Park. The Friends of Tamborine National Park is keen to show new members what can be achieved in a short time with Tamborine Mountain’s rich volcanic soil and abundance of CO2.

Projects

Beacon Road TBV Base

First worked in this area in May 2011

  • Built a toilet building and installed a Nature Loo with solar panel and electrics.

  • Installed two rainwater tanks and associated plumbing.

  • Installed a solar panel, pump and electrics for an irrigation system.

  • Installed sprinklers and piping to propagation house and igloo shade house.

  • Planting of shrubs.

  • General maintenance.

Cedar Creek on the northern side of Curtis Road

Work on Private Land

  • Planted and maintained a wildlife corridor along the eastern side of Cedar Creek on the northern side of Curtis Road (April 2000)

Cedar Creek Section

 First worked in this area 1989

  • Laid a section of bitumen track from the car park leading to the Cedar Creek Falls.

  • Using wheel-barrows, moved road base and spread along track.

  • Cleared the area around the picnic area and along the creek of lantana and general rubbish.

Council Reserve adjoin MacDonald Section

Work on Council Land

  • Cleared, planted and maintained small Council Reserve adjoining Macdonald Section. (1989).

Foot bridge from Geissmann Drive and Eagle Heights Road

Work on Council Land

  • Removed weeds and planted the area under the new foot bridge from Geissmann Drive and Eagle Heights Road (March1997).

Geissmann Drive (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area in August 2009

  • Cleared lantana, tobacco bush, blue morning glory and Cape ivy from a small area on Geissmann Drive and a large area behind remnant rainforest and replanted with rainforest trees.

  • Established a 1000 litre water tank and watering point.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control.

Holt Park Creek

Work on Council Land

  • Weeding, planting and mulching along the creek at Holt Park (September 1998)

Work on Private Land

  • Weeded a wildlife corridor along the creek adjoining Holt Park (October 2000)

Joalah Section

First worked in this area in 1989

  • Removed branches from a fallen tree at the viewing platform at the bottom of Curtis Falls and cleared weeds from the top of the falls.

  • Using wheel barrows, moved road base from Tamborine Village – Tamborine Mountain Road to reform the track to the concrete arch bridge.

  • Track maintenance and lantana, mist weed and potato vine clearing on the track verges.

  • Track maintenance and reforming the water bars on all tracks.

  • Installed signage for a self-guided walk along the track.

  • Lantana clearing and removing garden rubbish from an area behind the Council toilets in Dapsang Avenue. Replanted this area in September 2008.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of the revegetated area.

  • Oiled bollards and a post and rail fence around a revegetated plot - April 2013

Lepidozamia Grove Section

(formally Franklin, Macrozamia Grove and Zamia Grove – donated by Edwin Franklin and Frank Salisbury)

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Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1992

  • Cleared lantana from between the Lepidozamias and cleared bana grass from along the boundary with the adjoining property.

  • Planted a small plot to act as a screen with the adjoining property.

Articles

Articles about Work and Other Local Activities here.

Videos

A look amongst the regeneration area.

Species

Identifications from one or more of local experts. Green links are automatic for a Wikipedia search. They may not always get the best result.

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Track Map Record

This is a rough drawn Polygon Section Map for the Lepidozamia Grove Section part of the Tamborine National Park. The exact boundaries are unconfirmed. The current Section Name is unconfirmed but a road exposure sign says Lepidozamia Park. This polygon was provided to Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc for local natural history information displayed at their website and is subject to their copyright restrictions as described at www.naturalhistory.org.au

 

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Macdonald Section

First worked in this area in 1989

  • Paved with concrete pavers around picnic table.

  • Cleared an “L” shaped area near the shelter shed of lantana, tobacco bush, Chinese elm and exotic ginger and replanted and maintained the area. This area also needed the removal of household rubbish and an old fence. This area was revisited later to clear the boundary with the adjoining property of fishbone fern, privet, honeysuckle, ochna, spider lily, asparagus fern and Chinese elm.

  • Reformed the loop track and carted road base to some of the wet and eroded sections.

  • Erected posts with name plates to identify trees along the path.

  • Cut sleepers from an old fallen bollygum and built bridges over small creeks. Replaced these bridges at a later date with treated hardwood bridges.

  • Track maintenance and reformed the water bars for the entire loop track

  • Removed exotic ginger from either side of the entire loop track.

  • Cleared the Council Reserve behind the roofed sign at the park entrance of lantana, climbing asparagus, Chinese elm, privet and exotic ginger and replanted and maintained the reserve.

  • Cleared a narrow access strip between 32 and 34 Wongawallan Road of weed species and replanted the area.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of the three revegetated plots.

Macdonnell Road (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area August 2013

  • Cleared lantana, Cape ivy, tobacco bush, exotic ginger and collected general rubbish from a narrow strip along Macdonnell Road.

  • Established a 1000 litre water tank.

  • Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control

Main Street (unnamed section TNP)

First worked in this area April 2011

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, exotic ginger and general rubbish from a narrow strip along Main Street from Reeve Lane to the War Memorial. Replanted with rainforest plants.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of this Main Street Project.

Palm Grove Section

First worked in this area in 1989

Information at Queensland Government Departmnent of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Tamborine

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Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1989

  • Cleared lantana along either side of the track from the Palm Grove Avenue entrance to the old 1930’s building and replanted with rainforest plants.

  • Cleared lantana along an unformed road (a continuation of Palm Grove Avenue).

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of these two revegetated plots.

  • Laid concrete pavers at the Palm Grove Avenue track entrance.

  • Using wheel barrows moved road base from Palm Grove Avenue to reform the track to the first “T” junction.

  • Carried a log into the Burrawang Lookout to build the seat at this lookout. This section of the track is presently closed.

  • Cleared the “easement” track at the end of Eagle Heights Road of lantana, exotic ginger, ochna and climbing asparagus and replanted and maintained the track.

  • Removed an isolated patch of lantana on the Jenyns Falls track.

  • Cleared the Palm Grove tracks of trees, branches, vines and palm fronds after a big storm.

  • Replaced 4 bridges along the track.

  • Painting of signage and park infrastructure.

 

Work Photos

  • 1991 TNP Palm Grove Section
  • Author: Tamborine Bush Volunteers
  • 2008 Feb - TNP Palm Grove Easement - Bowerbird
  • Author: Tamborine Bush Volunteers

TNP Section Aricles

2008 Feb - TNP Pirralilla and Palm Grove

2008 Feb - TNP Palm Grove Easement  - BowerbirdOur recent working bee on Saturday 2nd February was the first for 2008.  The group welcomed a new member, David who put in a huge effort.  We were fortunate that the predicted rain held off until the evening so we managed a considerable amount of work in the top section of Pirralilla (n...

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2015-10-02_TMNHA Nature Walk Palm Grove TNP Section

2015-10-02 NHA NW PalmGrove_105 We parked at the North Palm Grove Section car park and after a brief background from Mike Russell we walked back along Palm Grove Avenue to the almost hidden Easement entrance.  This is a narrow gap between adjoining private properties for approx 260 metres until it traverses Sout into...

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2008 04 19 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove

TMNHA Bird Walk 19/04/08 Palm Grove National Park

While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive at the Info Centre I was entertained by Blue-faced Honeyeaters, Lewin’s Honeyeater and Little Wattlebird feeding on the flowers of the Camelia in the car park. The Noisy Miner, Rainbow Lorikeet, Torresian Crow, Australian Magpie and Laughing Kooka...

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2008 11 15 TMNHA Bird Walk Report - Palm Grove

Julie Lake led a small team of Stephen Sims, Gail Molson , Susan Cantrell, David Sykes and Nadia O’Carroll into the wilds of Palm Grove for the November bird walk.

We looked at the importance of rainforest trees and shrubs to our local birds, and the difference in habitat between rainforest and wet sclerophyll. ...

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Species

Identifications from one or more of local experts. Green links are automatic for a Wikipedia search. They may not always get the best result.

2008-05-17 Survey Tamborine Mountain Landcare 5012  
species_type name_scientific_wiki name_common
Bird Gerygone mouki Brown Warbler
Bird Ailuroedus crassirostris Green Catbird
Bird Platycercus elegans elegans Crimson Rosella
Bird Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri Pied Fantail
Bird Alectura lathami Brush Turkey
Bird Acanthiza pusilla Brown Thornbill
Bird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus Satin Bowerbird
Bird Chrysococcyx lucidus Shining Bronze Cuckoo
Bird Rhipidura leucophrys Willie Wagtail
Bird Ptilinopus magnificus Wompoo Pigeon
Bird Manorina melanocephala Noisy Miner
Bird Zosterops lateralis Silvereye
Bird Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing Kookaburra
Bird Cracticus torquatus Grey Butcherbird
Bird Lopholaimus antarcticus Topknot Pigeon
Bird Meliphaga lewinii Lewin's Honeyeater
Bird Pardalotus striatus Striated Pardalote
Bird Gymnorhina tibicen tibicen Australian Magpie
Bird Calyptorhynchus funereus Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Bird Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris Eastern Spinebill
Bird Sericornis frontalis White-Browed Scrubwren
Bird Strepera graculina Pied Currawong
Bird Trichoglossus haematodus Rainbow Lorikeet
Bird Eopsaltria australis chrysorrhoa Eastern Yellow Robin
Bird Sericornis magnirostris Large-Billed Scrubwren
Bird Corvus orru Torresian Crow
Bird Alisterus scapularis King Parrot
Bird Psophodes olivaceus Eastern Whipbird
Ferns & Allies Blechnum cartilagineum Gristle Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium bifurcatum Elkhorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium superbum Staghorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Arthropteris tenella Climbing Fishbone Fern
Herb Alpinia caerulea Blue Native Ginger
Herb Aneilema acuminatum Aneilema
Herb Pseuderanthemum variabile Pastel Flower/Love Flower
Herb Tripladenia cunninghamii Bush Lily
Herb Pollia crispata White Pollia
Herb Dianella caerulea Blueberry Lily
Herb Alocasia brisbanensis Cunjevoi
Orchid Thelychiton gracilicaule Orange And Brown Orchid
Orchid Dendrobium speciosum King Orchid
Shrub Linospadix monostachya Walking Stick Palm
Shrub Sambucus australasica Native Elderberry
Shrub Breynia oblongifolia Coffee Bush/Breynia
Shrub Atractocarpus chartaceus Narrow-Leaved Gardenia
Shrub Eupomatia laurina Bolwarra
Shrub Wilkiea huegeliana Veiny Wilkiea
Shrub Meiogyne stenopetala Fruit Orange
Shrub Cordyline petiolaris Broad-Leaved Palm Lily
Shrub Pittosporum multiflorum Orange Thorn
Shrub Rubus rosifolius Rose-Leaved Bramble
Tree Daphnandra apetala Socketwood
Tree Neolitsea dealbata White Bollygum
Tree Dysoxylum fraserianum Rosewood
Tree Planchonella australis Wild Plum/Black Plum
Tree Syzygium crebrinerve Black Watergum
Tree Arytera distylis Twin-Leaved Coogera
Tree Olea paniculata Native Olive
Tree Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Rose Marara
Tree Litsea reticulata Bolly Gum
Tree Brachychiton acerifolius Flame Tree
Tree Acacia melanoxylon Blackwood
Tree Sloanea australis australis Maiden's Blush
Tree Geissois benthamii Red Carabeen
Tree Argyrodendron trifoliolatum White Booyong
Tree Citronella moorei Churnwood
Tree Eucalyptus grandis Flooded Gum
Tree Aphananthe philippinensis Native Elm
Tree Dendrocnide photinophylla Shining-Leaved Stinging Tree
Tree Syzygium ingens Red Apple
Tree Gmelina leichhardtii White Beech
Tree Pennantia cunninghamii Brown Beech
Tree Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop Pine
Tree Polyscias elegans Celerywood
Tree Akania bidwillii Turnipwood
Tree Sloanea woollsii Yellow Carabeen
Tree Homalanthus nutans Bleeding Heart
Tree Auranticarpa rhombifolia Diamond-Leaf Pittosporum
Tree Ficus fraseri Sandpaper Fig
Tree Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Piccabeen Palm
Tree Melicope micrococca White Euodia
Tree Flindersia australis Crows Ash
Tree Polyscias murrayi Pencil Cedar
Tree Jagera pseudorhus Foambark
Tree Baloghia inophylla Scrub Bloodwood
Tree Cryptocarya obovata Pepperberry
Tree Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig
Tree Archidendron grandiflorum Pink Laceflower
Tree Flindersia xanthoxyla Long Jack
Tree Neolitsea australiensis Grey Bollygum
Tree Castanospermum australe Blackbean
Tree Alphitonia excelsa Red Ash/Soap Tree
Tree Diploglottis australis Native Tamarind
Tree Baloghia marmorata Jointed Baloghia
Tree Pittosporum revolutum Hairy Pittosporum
Tree Dendrocnide excelsa Giant Stinging Tree
Tree Ficus watkinsiana Strangler Fig
Tree-Shrub Lantana camara camara Lantana
Vine Cayratia clematidea Slender Grape
Vine Flagellaria indica Supplejack
Vine Cissus antarctica Kangaroo Vine
Vine Embelia australiana Embelia
Vine Trichosanthes subvelutina Silky Cucumber
Vine Pandorea jasminoides Bower Vine
Vine Maclura cochinchinensis Cockspur Thorn
Vine Parsonsia fulva Furry Silky Pod
Vine Clematis glycinoides submutica Headache Vine
Vine Ripogonum album White Supplejack
Vine Calamus muelleri Lawyer Vine
Vine Piper hederaceum Pepper-Vine
Vine Ripogonum elseyanum Hairy Supplejack
Vine Callerya megasperma Native Wistaria
Vine Dioscorea transversa Native Yam
Vine Smilax australis Barbwire Vine
Vine Rubus moluccanus moluccanus Molucca Raspberry
Vine Pothos longipes Pothos
Vine Stephania japonica discolor Tape Vine
     
2003-06-27 Other Survey 6002  
species_type name_scientific_wiki name_common
Ferns & Allies Asplenium polyodon 0
Ferns & Allies Platycerium superbum Staghorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Doodia aspera Rasp Fern
Ferns & Allies Microsorum scandens Fragrant Fern
Ferns & Allies Adiantum formosum Giant Maidenhair Fern
Ferns & Allies Arthropteris tenella Climbing Fishbone Fern
Ferns & Allies Platycerium bifurcatum Elkhorn Fern
Ferns & Allies Lastreopsis munita Dwarf Shield Fern
Ferns & Allies Asplenium australasicum 0
Herb Alpinia caerulea Blue Native Ginger
Herb Lomandra spicata Rain Forest Mat-Rush
Herb Alocasia brisbanensis Cunjevoi
Mistletoe Notothixos cornifolius Kurrajong Mistletoe
Orchid Dendrobium speciosum King Orchid
Shrub Wilkiea austroqueenslandica Smooth Wilkiea
Shrub Wilkiea huegeliana Veiny Wilkiea
Shrub Linospadix monostachya Walking Stick Palm
Shrub Solanum corifolium Straggling Nightshade
Shrub Meiogyne stenopetala Fruit Orange
Shrub Cordyline petiolaris Broad-Leaved Palm Lily
Shrub Pittosporum multiflorum Orange Thorn
Shrub Carissa ovata Currant Bush
Tree Sloanea woollsii Yellow Carabeen
Tree Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig
Tree Cryptocarya sclerophylla Hard Cryptocarya
Tree Cupaniopsis newmanii Long-Leaved Tuckeroo
Tree Baloghia inophylla Scrub Bloodwood
Tree Polyscias elegans Celerywood
Tree Dysoxylum mollissimum molle Red Bean
Tree Aphananthe philippinensis Native Elm
Tree Ficus watkinsiana Strangler Fig
Tree Geissois benthamii Red Carabeen
Tree Daphnandra apetala Socketwood
Tree Beilschmiedia elliptica Grey Walnut
Tree Planchonella australis Wild Plum/Black Plum
Tree Litsea reticulata Bolly Gum
Tree Dysoxylum rufum Hairy Rosewood
Tree Araucaria cunninghamii Hoop Pine
Tree Stenocarpus sinuatus Wheel Of Fire Tree
Tree Neolitsea dealbata White Bollygum
Tree Gossia bidwillii Python Tree
Tree Beilschmiedia obtusifolia Blush Walnut
Tree Syzygium ingens Red Apple
Tree Pseudoweinmannia lachnocarpa Rose Marara
Tree Elattostachys nervosa Green Tamarind
Tree Citronella moorei Churnwood
Tree Archontophoenix cunninghamiana Piccabeen Palm
Tree Streblus brunonianus Whale-Bone Tree
Tree Syzygium crebrinerve Black Watergum
Tree Pennantia cunninghamii Brown Beech
Tree Hedraianthera porphyropetala Hedraianthera
Tree Dendrocnide excelsa Giant Stinging Tree
Tree Brachychiton acerifolius Flame Tree
Tree Mallotus discolor White Kamala
Tree Cleistanthus cunninghamii Cleistanthus
Tree Archidendron grandiflorum Pink Laceflower
Tree Ixora beckleri Native Ixora
Tree Diospyros pentamera Myrtle Ebony
Tree Akania bidwillii Turnipwood
Tree Endiandra discolor Rose Walnut
Tree Argyrodendron trifoliolatum White Booyong
Tree Jagera pseudorhus Foambark
Tree Sarcomelicope simplicifolia simplicifolia Bauerella - Yellow Aspen
Tree Endiandra muelleri bracteata Northern Rose Walnut
Tree Croton acronychioides Thick-Leaved Croton
Tree Vitex lignum-vitae Tree Of Life/Lignum-Vitae
Tree Diploglottis australis Native Tamarind
Tree Castanospermum australe Blackbean
Tree Alphitonia excelsa Red Ash/Soap Tree
Tree Sloanea australis australis Maiden's Blush
Tree Endiandra pubens Hairy Walnut
Tree Cryptocarya obovata Pepperberry
Vine Legnephora moorei Big-Leaf Vine
Vine Celastrus subspicata Large-Leaved Staff Vine
Vine Melodorum leichhardtii Zigzag Vine
Vine Cissus antarctica Kangaroo Vine
Vine Cissus sterculiifolia Long-Leaved Water Vine
Vine Ripogonum album White Supplejack
Vine Embelia australiana Embelia
Vine Trophis scandens scandens Burny Vine
Vine Piper hederaceum Pepper-Vine
Vine Calamus muelleri Lawyer Vine
Vine Sarcopetalum harveyanum Pearl Vine
Vine Tylophora paniculata Thin-Leaved Tylophora
Vine Dioscorea transversa Native Yam
Vine Melodinus acutiflorus Hairy Melodinus
Vine Melodinus australis Southern Melodinus

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Panorama Point Section

First worked in this area October 2012

  • Removed a patch of fishbone fern and collected general rubbish.

Pirralilla Section

 (originally known as Kath Dobbie’s as the land was donated by Miss Kathryn Dobbie in 1988)

First worked in this area in 1995 (lower plot 2002)

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet, ochna, kikuyu grass, bana grass and exotic ginger from the first project area. This area also had a significant amount of farm rubbish as it was originally a flower farm. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

  • Built a post and wire fence with the adjoining property and hung a farm gate (July 1999).

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet and exotic ginger from the second project area. This area also had a significant amount of avocado tree prunings from an adjoining property. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

  • Cleared lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing privet, and exotic ginger from the third project area. Replanted the area and carried out ongoing maintenance and weed control.

The Knoll Section

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Information at Queensland Government Departmnent of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Tamborine

Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1988

  • Cleared, planted and maintained an area behind the shelter shed and toilets. This area had an old rubbish dump which is close to the present composting toilets. The dump contained small items like cans and bottles - possibly park rubbish.

  • Cleared exotic ginger from along the track to the “T” junction.

  • Cleared a fire break from the lookout down the spur towards the old Council dump site and carried out a back-burn.

  • Constructed a stone stairway at the “T” junction to Cameron Falls. This working bee (March 1992) was attended by Pat and Lyn Comben. Pat Comben was the Minister for the Environment at the time.

  • General track maintenance and reforming the water bars along the entire track and repair the side drainage near the log bridge.

  • Built the first nursery at the ranger station and propagated rainforest trees and plants

  • Painted the old barracks.

  • Cleared two areas at the ranger station of lantana and removed an avocado orchard behind Jack Steven’s cabin. Planted and maintained these rainforest regenerated areas.

  • Laid concrete pavers at the ranger station.

  • Propagated and potted rainforest plants in the new nursery. This purpose built nursery was purchased with funds from a Community Benefit Fund grant, Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association donation and QPWS funds.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of the two revegetated plots.

Create and maintain the environment and surrounding surviving nature will help you along the journey. It will also gradually put its own stamp on what it wants the ecology to be in this location but it will take many years for that occur. At least we know its getting going here. We also know that the work is not about control but assisting and suggesting to nature and then nature will have its say heard. That’s the way it should be. We just help keep it true to its own local ecology and is not taken over dramatically by the invaders we bring to this locality.

Articles

Articles about Work and Other Local Activities here.

Videos

A look amongst the regeneration area.

Species

Identifications from one or more of local experts. Green links are automatic for a Wikipedia search. They may not always get the best result.

Insert table of wikipedia linked species

Section Map

 

Upcoming Events - notified by email if you request addition to the email group with the FoTNP Coorinator

Below are Tags to click to find related content.

 

Witches Falls Section

First worked in this area in 1993

  • Cleared a narrow section along the cemetery fence of lantana, privet, tobacco bush, climbing asparagus, privet, ochna and exotic ginger and replanted with small trees, bushes and rainforest plants. This area has been done on two occasions as it is impacted on by Council contractors disposing of fallen branches over the fence.

  • Removed madeira vine from an area adjoining the cemetery.

  • Painted picnic furniture and directional signage along the track.

  • Carried out repairs to the lookout railing, platform and stairs at Witches Falls.

  • Using wheel-barrows, moved road base from Main Western Road and spread it on the zig zag track.

  • Weeding of the raised garden beds along Main Western Road and planted native plants.

 

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