Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Blog

For your convenience we offer pre-paid “take-away” orders. These need several days lead time: if your order is received by Monday and paid by Wednesday, we will usually have your plants ready for collection on the following Friday. Step 1: Choose your plants Please download......

• Guest post by Adam Goulding • Before COVID-19 caused temporary closure of CDTLI’s Bush Garden Nursery, our Saturday sessions were often busy and tended to attract passing walkers, cyclists and runners. We even had a couple come in half way through our volunteers’ smoko,......

• Guest post by Tim Doolan • Tipping my hat to the present COVID-19 restrictions (not that my hat gets much wear now) I hope everyone is enjoying their meditation on solitude. What better time to discover some new resources for native plant identification! Apart......

• Guest post by Malcolm Tattersall • This all began with a somewhat puzzling comment in the gardening column of our local newspaper, “The Tinaroo Bottlebrush (Melaleuca recurva but still sold as Callistemon recurvis) is…” “Isn’t a Melaleuca a paperbark?” I wondered. A bit of......

• Guest post by Malcolm Tattersall • No, this isn’t a recipe. The Black Bean in my title is a local tree, Castanospermum australe, and you wouldn’t want to cook with its seeds because they are too too big and too toxic. Two of our......

• Guest post by Malcolm Tattersall • We were moving lots of pot-plants last October, planting out many of them and re-potting others, and one day we disturbed a few strange worms in the process  … or so I thought. All of them were typical......

• Guest post by Timothy Doolan • Something to think about when choosing native plants for your garden or revegetation project is which plants are suited to your soil type. There are a number of different soil types in the Townsville region. Higher quality soils......

Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc. rely on grant funding for their Landcare sites and upgrades to equipment and facilities. The Townsville City Council support us with funding to cover the Project Officer position. Other current and completed funding and projects for 2019 include: Current Projects......

Bohle Wetlands Landcare site The Bohle Wetlands Landcare site is located at the end of Mesa Circuit, adjacent to the Cosgrove Estate and the Bohle River. It is upstream from the Woolcock St bridge and is part of a much larger wetland system. This area......

What is Local Provenance? Local Provenance is the term used to describe native plant populations that naturally occur in a given area. Many native plant species can be found to occur naturally across a broad geographic area or range. For example, Hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa)......

 • Guest post by Carolyn Osterhaus • I had heard about the Wongaloo wetlands from the Birdlife Townsville people. I also found out, to my chagrin, you can only go there on a tour. How serendipitous that the celebration of National Landcare Week in September......