Some are ubiquitous, like the River Red Gum
, which grows in every mainland state, while others are seldom seen, like the Wollemi Pine, restricted to a few remote gorges deep in the Blue Mountains.
By the late 1880s people began to note that the river red gum
lining the banks was becoming more continuous and dense due to the construction of flood levee banks, locks and the Torrumbarry Weir (Sutherland 2000, v.
Initial studies to provide an adequate water regime to a representative area of River Red Gum
forest within the KPF that supports, or historically supported, a flood-dependent understorey found that we need to deliver >4000 ML/day for 3 consecutive spring months (Murray Irrigation Limited 2004).
The interior is constructed from River Red Gum
wood (a type of eucalyptus) sourced from a local plantation, and rattan is used to fabricate the individual pods.
Around 225 km north of Melbourne, on the Murray River flood plain between Echuca and Tocumwal, lies one of Australia's ecological jewels--Barmah Forest, part of the world's largest river red gum
The rapid growth of eucalypts like the mountain ash, river red gum
, and the Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) has caused them to be widely planted throughout the tropics and subtropics, both for timber and for fuel," said author Herbert Edlin in the "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees.
In 2010, 170,000 hectares of the iconic River Red Gum
wetland forests along the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan rivers have been gazette as new reserves, including new Indigenous protected areas and joint management agreements for Traditional Owners.
It will complement the spectacular natural setting along the riverfront and was constructed using locally-sourced river red gum
timber and includes:
It holds important native vegetation such as pink gum and river red gum
woodland, and important species like the yellow-footed antechinus a tiny mammal listed as vulnerable in South Australia.
Our Healthy Country campaign team works from the forests of Tasmania and Gippsland to the river red gum
forests and woodlands.
Two species monitored -- Sydney blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna) and river red gum
In Victoria, ACF and other environment groups welcomed the Victorian Government's decision to dramatically increase protection for 95,000 hectares of river red gum