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Lake Macquarie

Planted: 24 May 2023
Lake Macquarie children planting trees

Lake Macquarie children planting trees

Lake Macquarie Tiny Forest community group

Lake Macquarie Tiny Forest community group

Lake Macquarie Tiny Forest location

Lake Macquarie Tiny Forest location

School children part of the planting

School children part of the planting

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

“Local community organisation ReLeaf Lake Mac is planting the first ever Tiny Forest in the Hunter Region, NSW within the Local Government Area of Lake Macquarie. They have teamed up with Earthwatch Australia to help in connecting with the local community to monitor and learn from the forest. The forest will be planted by local primary school students and members of the local community. This forest is also Earthwatch Australia’s first Tiny Forest partnership, and data collected will be significant in determining the success of the Tiny Forest methodology in Australia. The design of this forest uses reclaimed timber edging, an outdoor classroom within the forest containing sandstone seating, and 750 plants that are comprised of 22 native tree and shrub species locally endemic to the region”.

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Citizen Science Surveys

314 Surveys Completed

285

Carbon
Storage

5

Pollinators
Timed Count

0

Butterflies
Timed Count

0

Butterfly
Species

15

Ground
Dwellers

0

Thermal
Comfort

3

FM: Infiltration
Rate

4

FM: Compaction
Colour & Texture

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Planting Information

Planted
By:
Volunteer Group, Local Residents, School Children, Earthwatch
Planting
Date:
24 May 2023
Planted
Area:
300m2
Classroom
Area:
40m2
Featured
Pathways:
No
Tallest
Tree:
612 cm
Species Planted in the Forest:Broad-leaved white mahogany(Eucalyptus umbra) | Coffee bush(Breynia oblongifolia) | Common hop bush, Large leaf hop bush(Dodonea triquetra) | Cut-leaf mint-bush, Native thyme(Prostanthera incisa) | Downy chance, Hairy lolly bush, Hairy clairy(Clerodendrum tomentosum) | Elderberry panas, Small basswood(Polyscias sambucifolia) | Forest red gum(Eucalytpus tereticornis) | Forest she-oa(Allocasuarina torulosa) | Hickory wattle(Acacia implexa) | Large mock-olive, Long-leaved-olive(Notelaea longifolia f. longifolia) | Narrow leafed Orange bark(Maytenus silvestris) | Narrow-leaved geebung(Persoonia linearis) | Northern grey ironbark(Eucalyptus siderophloia) | Prickly paperback(Melaleuca styphelioides) | Prickly-leaved paperbark(Melaleuca nodosa) | Rough guinea flower(Hibbertia aspera) | Slender palm lily(Cordyline stricta) | Spotted gum(Corymbia maculata) | Swamp sheoak(Casuarina glauca) | Sweet bursaria(Bursaria spinosa) | White mahogany, White stringybark(Eucalyptus acmenoides) | Yellow pittosporum(Pittosporum revolutum)

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Tiny Forest Location:

  • Lake Crescent
  • 2A Five Island Road
  • Booragul
  • Australia
  • GPS: -32.967285,151.60680

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