ReForest Now Project

WILSONS CREEK, NSW

Pink Underwing moth and Small Leaved Tamarind; Creating a safe haven for the highly endangered through restoring cleared land back to rainforest. 

Area Restored

80 ha

Trees Planted

3500*

Carbon Sequestered

Approximately 875 tones of CO2

* (Assisted Natural Regeneration may have restored hundreds of thousands of trees on the property - completed by the landholder and regeneration crew).

ReForest Now planting 3000 trees in 2019 (including 200 Small Leaved Tamarinds) and 200 Carronia multisepalea vines.

Project Summary

Existing efforts by the landholder has seen a remarkable recovery from waterways and mountain sides clogged entirely with lantana, transition excellent regenerating rainforest. An incredible recent discovery on the property has sparked ReForest Now to engage and assist, as the Pink Underwing Moth was discovered there, having hypothetically flown from the Richmond Ranges 30 kilometres away, over the great escarpments of the Wollumbin Caldera. This species is recognised as endangered by NSW, QLD and federal government. Additionally, the site has been selected as the home to the most genetically diverse collection of the endangered (by NSW, QLD and gov) Small Leaved Tamarind trees.

Region

Wilsons Creek, Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia.

Project Status

Open

Planting Period

January 2019 -December 2019.

Project Partners

Funded by the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species Ltd. (FAME)

Species

Approx. 55 rainforest trees, 1 vine species, 1 endangered rainforest tree species. 

 

Native rainforest trees suitable to revegetate the Big Scrub region (70 species - please contact us for species lists).

Special species: Carronia multisepalea (Pink Underwing Moth vine), Diploglottis campbellii (Small Leaved Tamarind).


Project Goals

Increase rainforest area by 1 hectare.

Create a genetically diverse population of the endangered Small Leaved Tamarind.

Support the survival of the Pink Underwing Moth by host vine plantings. Support over 20 endangered species in the wilsons creek area by expanding their habitat.

RN has collected the host vine for the Pink Underwing Moth and Small Leaved Tamarinds from far and wide and will reseed from our site at the top of the water catchment to see the species recolonise the large waterway downstream into Mullumbimby. All of this is being supported by large scale and ongoing rainforest tree plantings to create habitat and support for both of these endangered species. We would like to see the proliferation of both species reclaiming the resilient regenerating landscape of Wilsons Creek as a new home.

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