Lismore National Science Week Tree Planting
The North Coast of NSW is widely regarded as an area of extremely high biodiversity. Lowland subtropical rainforest grew along the banks of the Wilsons River and its tributaries. Prior to European settlement the Big Scrub was the largest tract of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia. This rainforest has since been reduced to less than 1% of its former range. As a result the NSW Scientific Committee recently determined that lowland rainforest on floodplain in the NSW North Coast Bio-region is an endangered ecological community. Large-scale reforestation is needed to offset ecological degradation in such extensively-cleared subtropical landscapes.
Wilsons River Landcare returned to the riverbank in Lismore to celebrate National Science Week 2020 with a community tree planting, restoring riparian rainforest on the Wilsons River in Lismore. Over 450 rare Indigenous seedlings were planted by a robust and keen team.
Wilsons River, North Lismore - Sunday 30th August.
Presented by Wilsons River Landcare with the support of the Northern Rivers Science Hub, Inspiring Australia, Richmond Landcare, and the Lismore Quadrangle.