On several Bush Heritage Australia reserves, they’ve implemented re-vegetation projects to future-proof woodlands against climate change.
Tarcutta Reserve in NSW is about 720 hectares of land. Home also to the Swift Parrot, which is a Critically Endangered species. It migrates from Tasmania, right up into Victoria and NSW and this patch of land is really important habitat for it, when the Whitebox and then the Ironbark are in flower.
As climate change starts to really kick in, we’ve seen some of the eucalypt species in Australian woodlands decline. So by sourcing a different provenance of these species, that grow further north and are more drought and heat tolerant, Bush Heritage is future proofing these reserves.
We don’t want to see woodland birds such as the Swift Parrot, the Brown Treecreeper and the Diamond Firetail disappear from these areas in our lifetime.