Documents and Resources

Information about our activities and projects
Dharawal Names for local flora

We encourage the planting of locally indigenous species and the use of the langugae of the area to name them. Dharawal is the languge of the Illawarra bioregion, of which we are a part and to which these species belong.

Berry Corridor: From Escarpment to Sea (DESCRIPTION)

Vision: Sustainable and resilient vegetation connections: supporting the movement of wildlife between the coast and the escarpment. Mission: To provide leadership, resources and information; supporting the local community and stakeholders; to achieve the vision. Objectives: 1. Document the present situation 2. Establish two-way Natural Resource Management (NRM) communications a. within local community and b. with stakeholders 3. Build NRM capacity of landholders 4. Support on-ground NRM works 5. Achieve the corridor

Corridors Number 1: Berry Corridor E-Newsletter

An E-Newsletter to keep us informed and connected Welcome to the first issue of "Corridors". This is our newsletter for the Berry Bush Links project and will provide news and information about the project to all those who are participating or have expressed an interest.

The Bum Tree, Berry NSW: A Salvaged Legacy

Known to some as the Bum Tree, its age and the origin of its posterial burl was the realm of folklore. The tree was easily the largest along that road, the maximum diameter of the trunk at breast height was 1.7 metres (the viewer’s not the tree’s), and its canopy arched gracefully above the road and the forest opposite. In 2014, the Shoalhaven City Council determined that this tree on the road verge impeded road safety and should be removed. The decision prompted considerable opposition and debate. The tree was felled on 14 March, 2014. Then Berry Landcare began a project to salvage a sample ‘slice’ of the trunk and determine the tree’s age. The objective was to provide a record for future research, and reference data to assist future decisions in managing old-growth trees. The Shoalhaven City Council agreed to fund project costs. The slice can be seen at the Berry Museum and the salvaged burl at the Shoalhaven Heads Swimming pool.

MURNI DHUNGANG JIRRAR: Living in the Illawarra

This publication is about Aboriginal people's uses of plants and animals in the Illawarra area, south of Sydney. The title means animal food (Murni), plant food (Dhungang) and fur (Jirrar) in Dharawal language. Date 1 August 2009 Publisher Department of Environment and Conservation, NSW Type Publication

How old was the 'Bum Tree'?

To many it was a loved local icon, a visual pun half-way along the ‘sand track’ and a natural wonder, to others a graffiti blight or a traffic hazard. To the endangered population of greater gliders in the Seven Mile Beach National Park, it was a home.