Category:Native Plants

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The interrelationships between plants, animals and microorganisms contribute to the biodiversity values in all regions and provide essential ecosystem services for people. Without these relationships, services such as clean water and air, productive soils and food chains could suffer.

Planting local native species will provide a food source and home for our native animals, insects and lizards. It will also add additional colour and life to your property.

Native plants and animals are an important part of the world we live in. Maintaining a balance in our backyards that encompasses the needs of local flora and fauna, as well as our own is important for our environment.

Some ways this can be achieved:

  • Maintaining or increasing areas of native vegetation, with native flora species;
  • Protecting native vegetation layers along riparian areas (creek banks), to help keep banks stabilised and streams flowing;
  • Managing and/or removing threats, such as barbed wire or invasive weeds and pests;
  • Retaining habitat trees and fallen timbers.

Related information

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This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.