Branching Out - Your Handy Guide to Tree Planting in the South Burnett
The "Branching Out" booklet has been produced to provide residents with a quick reference for planting in the South Burnett. Included in this guide is a section on site preparation, care of your plants and some notes on common pests and diseases.
The main section offers information on plants which are recommended for planting in our region, from grasses through to shrubs and trees. The native species suggested are in most cases tolerant to conditions commonly experienced in this area. There is also a list of plants that are not recommended for this region.
Printed copies of this guide are also available from any of Council's Customer Service Centres.
Threatened Species within the South Burnett Region
The Threatened Species fact sheet series has been produced by Council to raise awareness amongst residents and visitors about threatened plant species occurring in the South Burnett Region.
These plants are listed as critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under either the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 or the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth).
The locations of these plants within the South Burnett road network and Council managed reserves have been mapped and an ecological report has been developed for each species. This will allow Council to better manage and protect these plants from the risk of extinction, through measures such as control of environmental and declared weeds, better fire management and restoration works in the priority areas containing these plants.