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Elders perfom the smoking ceremony at North Byron Parklands. Photo David Andreas
Elders perform the smoking ceremony at North Byron Parklands. Photo David Andreas

A thousand native trees are currently being planted at the site as part of North Byron Parklands’ ongoing bush revegetation program. The planting will be completed by local bush regenerators with the support of trainees interested in habitat restoration.

Organisers say revegetation on the North Byron Parklands site started in 2007 with the goal of restoring degraded farmland into local native forest. Since then cattle have been excluded across the 256 hectare site and over 14,000 trees have been planted. This tree planting, combined with the removal of cattle grazing pressure, has seen more than 22 hectares revegetated.

‘The trees selected for this planting are those that grow naturally in swamp sclerophyll forests such as paperbarks, swampbox and eucalypts like the swamp mahogany,’ said local restoration ecologist Dave Rawlins. ‘Although there have been no koalas recorded in the area of the planting to date, the swamp mahogany is one of their favourite food trees.’

Local Minjungbal elders and songmen last week conducted a Falls Festival blessing ceremony on the site, which was attended by festival staff. The elders will also open the festival with a welcome to country from the stage at 12.30pm on December 31.

Find out more at www.fallsfestival.com.au and www.northbyronparklands.com.

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