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From the Eurong nursery

Bree Jashin, Vice President FIA, FINIA Representative FIA & Alana Kippers, QPWS

New trellis at a Happy Valley property (photo by Bree Jashin)

New trellis at a Happy Valley property (photo by Bree Jashin)

Although growth has slowed over the colder months, plant stock is high at the Eurong nursery. There are approximately 340 plants ready for planting, 1580 plants in the shade house and 40 trays of seed in the hot house. The Fraser Island community is really starting to come on board with plant requests starting to come through from all over the Island.

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The Happy Valley community is showing itself as it has taken very well to the concept of local Fraser Island plants for their gardens. (more…)

Display Garden Project

Photo: Juliet Musgrave)

Photo: Juliet Musgrave

As the FINIA partners would be aware, we have been looking at the issue of introduced plants in the coastal settlements and garden “escapees” that can become weeds impacting on the island’s native plants. Following an idea raised through FINIA, a number of our members – Fraser Coast Regional Council, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and Cooloola Coastcare’s Michael Lowe have been working to establish a native plant display garden at Eurong.

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