Treeing the Bruce

16/08/2017 - 00:00

If you find yourself driving down the new section of the Bruce Highway in South East Queensland – the 17 kilometre stretch between the overpass at Traveston and the other overpass near Pomona – you’d be cruising through a seriously chunky revegetation project.

We’re talking big areas, some of it planted over the sort of terrain that’s tricky to work in. But that’s not all. The number of trees that has gone in is also impressive, as is the amount of in-the-office pre-planning carried out long before the tender was actually won...

  • 200 page tender;
  • 17 kilometre stretch;
  • 113,000 trees planted;
  • Each tree requires 15m² to grow to healthy maturity;
  • A total of 203 hectares planted out;

All the tube stock went in with TerraCottem to speed establishment and reduce the amount of irrigation needed.

Jim Bromage of Australian Wetlands:

“If the plant looks healthy you can see it doesn’t need as much water.”

Treeing the Bruce
Treeing the Bruce
Bush Regenerator, John Cameli, one of Australian Wetland’s key staff members on this project sprays herbicide around a one year old tree. Planted with Terracottem to buffer against stress, it’s not surprising to see healthy growth like this.

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