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Big Scrub Landcare is changing its name to Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy
November 1, 2022November 1, 2022
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Big Scrub Landcare is changing its name to Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy

Our new name better reflects the greatly broadened scope of our activities, particularly our flagship program Science Saving Rainforests, which is analysing the genomes of 60 species that will inform the restoration of, and help save from extinction, our critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and 30 of its threatened plant species. It leads the world...

Fact or fiction: Do water crystals work?
April 20, 2022November 4, 2022
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Fact or fiction: Do water crystals work?

By Mark Dunphy and Joe Harvey Jones People are always asking whether they should use water crystals with opinions on their effectiveness varying greatly. Some regenerators swear by them, including them in plantings of tens of thousands of trees, while others think their effectiveness is limited.  With tree planting numbers ramping up by the tens...

‘Green shoots in the mud’: Signs of flood resilience growing among remnants
April 1, 2022April 5, 2022
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‘Green shoots in the mud’: Signs of flood resilience growing among remnants

Much like a dry forest regenerating from fire, the Big Scrub is showing signs of recovery from last month’s devastating floods. Our team has been out inspecting remnants to begin the task of assisting recovery and planning for future impact from these extraordinary flooding events.  While plenty of evidence of adaptation to floodwaters was observed,...

Adventuring in the Big Scrub
January 30, 2022January 30, 2022
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Adventuring in the Big Scrub

A contribution from Big Scrub Landcare Projects Manager, Renee Borrow. It had been on my wish-list to do for a while, but getting out to our critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest remnant, Davis Scrub Nature Reserve, near Alstonville, finally became a reality when I decided to ditch the family and go on a solo adventure....