Delatite Arm Regeneration
Nearly 1,800 kg of eucalypt seed has also been collected from the local area. The seed is used to propagate seedlings and also for direct seeding operations.
Pine wildlings (self sown pine trees) are an ongoing challenge for the project in both the revegetation areas and in the adjacent forest community.
The project team managing the Delatite Arm Regeneration Project work at the Department of Sustainability and Environment office in Mansfield, Victoria. Please contact us if you would like any further information on the project.
Phone: (03) 5733 1200
Fax: (03) 5775 1063
Part of the monitoring program for the Delatite Arm Regeneration Project is permanent photo plots, where a photo is taken from the same vantage point for a revegetated area every six months. The following photos show the progress of one revegetation area, Bee Tree, that was planted in 2002.
||October 2002, this site was planted over winter.|
ResearchThe University of Melbourne ran a Research and Development program as part of the Delatite Arm Regeneration Project. One of the outputs was designed specifically to assist land managers with the practical component of similar revegetation projects: Rehabilitation of former pine plantations - a practitioners manual.
Table of Contents
Chapters 1 and 2
Glossary and Bibliography
In addition to the manual, a number of research papers have been published.
- Kasel S (2008) Eucalypt establishment on former pine plantations in north east Victoria: an evaluation of revegetation techniques. Ecological Management and Restoration 9, 150-153.
- Kasel S, Bennett LT, Tibbits J (2008) Land use influences soil fungal community composition across central Victoria, south-eastern Australia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40, 1724-1732.
- Bennett LT, Kasel S, Tibbits J (2008) Non-parametric multivariate comparisons of soil fungal composition: sensitivity to thresholds and indications of structural redundancy. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40, 1601-1611.
- Meers TL, Bell T, Enright NJ, Kasel S (2008) Role of plant functional traits in determining vegetation composition of abandoned grazing land in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 19, 515-524.
- Kasel S, Bennett LT (2007) Land use history, forest conversion, and soil organic carbon in pine plantations and native forests of south eastern Australia. Geoderma 137, 401-413.