Molonglo willow clearing

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Subject: Molonglo willow clearing
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:21:58 +1000
This timing of this posting - ie just before Chris' presentation at tonight's meeting - is quite coincidental.

I attended a briefing this morning on the plans for revegetation for the section of the Molonglo which was cleared of willows recently, leading at the time to considerable discussion on this line. The intent - for which there is actually funding for the next three years - is to plant Phragmites (ie reeds) in the water, grasses and sedges on the edge, shrubs local to the area and 540 trees, comprising a mixture of local eucalypt species and Casuarina cunninghamiana.

My impression is that in the long run it will produce a much more bird-friendly environment than was previously there.

However, I'm sure Chris will have more info tonight.

cheers all



Ian Fraser, 
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