Some fire retardant native plants for the Southern Highlands Region of NSW

Some fire retardant native plants for the Southern Highlands Region of NSW, by Geoff Butler, March 2020. There are many native plant species that are fire-retardant. Many fire-retardant lists containing native and exotic species are available on a web search. Some care is required by searching for those listing which are relevant to the region you are in, and even whether the species are available within the wholesale/retail trade. This list of native species has been prepared from a number of sources and could have been much, much longer. The time has been taken to cull the many species available on the various lists down to a list of very reliable species for a variety of situations in the Southern Highlands, and which are available through retail and community outlets. Some details and comments on the species are provided, and if the estimated height and width suit your garden needs, more detail on these species is readily available on the internet by typing in the botanical name.

Native plant species for the Wamboin/Bywong area of NSW

This list contains plant species that are local to the Wamboin/Bywong region of NSW, or that are suited to the region. It updates the plant list found in the publication 'Look after your natural assets: Landcare for the bush block and small farm acreage in the upper Murrumbidgee Catchment', 3rd edition, 2010. The book is highly recommended for people keen to build their understanding of living, and small-scale farming, in the vicinity of the Upper Murrumbidgee River Catchment. This updated version of the plant list is dated October 2019.

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ACT Weed Management Strategy List

Here is the most recent ACT list of weeds, and the management strategies for each species. All species have undergone scientific risk assessments using the NSW risk management process. The Executive of our Landcare Group is aware of the procedures applied, and is confident that they were robust. Importantly, the inclusion, and categorisation, of these species are equally applicable to both the ACT and our area of NSW.