Any tree experts here?

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Subject: Any tree experts here?
From: "Brett Campbell" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:56:27 +1000

I totally agree. While these natives are better than introduced species that
may be invasive, these create problems of their own, as non local species or
hybrids, such as the showier Grevilleas, Callistemon produce copious amounts
of nectar that may help support larger than normal populations of the larger
aggressive honeyeaters at the detriment of other species. 

In Forster, I think we have one of the larger populations of the annoying
Brush (Little) Wattlebirds which chase almost any other species from the
garden, as such I am in the process of eliminating the Grevillia etc in lieu
of lower nectar producing species which are local. 

In regards to the annoying comment, the Brush Wattlebirds are the earliest,
loudest and irritating species in the dawn chorus, and a number of people I
have spoken with have encountered the same aggravating wake up call, 30 mins
before dawn. It only subsides when the Magpies melodious call gets into full

Brett Campbell
-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Gregory Little
Sent: Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:59 PM
To: 'Peter Shute'; 
Subject: Any tree experts here?


Trouble is the developers often just purchase from the local nursery
"Australian natives", such as Acacias, Melaleucas, Hakeas, Callistemons
and Eucalypts etc, that do not belong in the local area. The nurseries
often just know that the plant is an Australian native. It should be
stipulated in the consent that the plants be "local native" species,
preferably with local provenance, that is the plant species is known to
grow naturally in the local area.

Greg Little


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