Revegetation Resources Now Available On-Line

9 March 2001 Rural News

Farmers in southern NSW, science teachers and scientists now have better access to information on how to best revegetate cleared land through an on-line initiative launched by Charles Sturt University.

The South-west Slopes Online Revegetation Guide is an Internet web site that provides landholders and community groups with the latest information on over 80 plant species used to revegetate properties throughout southern NSW and north east Victoria.

The on-line guide was developed by staff from the CSU Herbarium at its Albury-Wodonga Campus. Herbarium Officer Kylie Kent said the guide brings a wealth of plant information.

"The guide combines high-quality images of plant specimens from CSU's new Herbarium with detailed descriptions of each species. The guide will be gradually expanded with images and information on as many plants in the region as possible" Ms Kent said.

Detailed information on each plant species is provided, including distribution, habitat, growth forms and flowering times, hints for seed collection and propagation, plus its suitability for use as shade, livestock and wildlife shelter and in gardens.