man and woman standing in front of cotton bush

Cotton bush removal in Mardella and Serpentine

In mid-November, Reece and Sue were busy pulling out more than 300 Narrow-leaf Cotton Bush plants that were gearing up to bust open their fruit. This would have dispersed thousands of seeds along sections of Wright and Lowlands Road. Over the coming weeks, the Landcare SJ team will be returning ...
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close up of grass tree leaves, Xanthorrhoea preissii

How to identify Grass Trees of the Swan Coastal Plain

There are many species of Grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) endemic to Australia. Two species found on the Swan Coastal Plain are Xanthorrhoea preissii (Grass Tree) and Xanthorrhoea brunonis (Graceful Grass Tree). Xanthorrhoea brunonis could easily be mistaken for a young preissii so how can you tell them apart? Xanthorrhoea brunonis generally ...
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thelymitra macrophylla sun orchid flower

Spring Flora Monitoring 2020

Spring Flora Monitoring 2020 Springtime means Spring Flora Monitoring of Banksia Woodland for Landcare SJ. Banksia Woodland has been classified as a Threatened Ecological Community under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. With only small remnants remaining, much of this remnant bushland is located on private property. The ...
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Carnabys cockatoo flying

100+ Cockatubes for bushfire recovery

100+ Cockatubes for bushfire recovery project update Landcare SJ has checked in with the recipients of the 100+ Cockatubes to support habitat recovery for the Glossy Black Cockatoo after last summers devastating bushfires. COVID-19 has slowed progress of installation during 2020, with Queensland and Victorian recipients holding off on installation, ...
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trees on hillside

Can you add to SJ’s tree register

Significant tree register in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Have you spotted any trees of significance in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale? In a few easy steps you can nominate a tree for inclusion on the Significant Tree Register. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has taken a significant step towards ...
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huge olive trees inwestern australia

A GIANT in Horticulture

Local Jarrahdale resident, Clive Glands is a giant of Horticulture in the district, having spent many years as head gardener at Whitby hospital. Pictured below standing in front of one of many 35m plus Karri trees on his property – possibly the furthest north a Karri tree has been noted ...
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people having morning tea

R U OK Day 2020

People are at the heart of all community matters and they are critical to our success. Respecting people, improving the quality of living, appreciating and supporting cultural differences and being good stewards of the land, air, water, flora and fauna – they are the values of Landcare SJ. Landcare is ...
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people planting seedlings at Korribingal Brook

Korribingal Brook 2007 – 2020

Report by Reece Jerret, Landcare SJ Natural Resource Management Officer It was a fantastic opportunity to return to one of our early National Tree Day sites in Jarrahdale – Korribingal Brook. Many of the seedlings have now matured into habitat providing trees and shrubs. Further stabilising the banks of the ...
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burchardia plant flowering

Mundijong Rd Planting Season 2020

Report by Reece Jerret, LandcareSJ Natural Resource Management Officer Whilst the 2020 planting season has come to an end, it doesn’t mean we’re finished with our planting sites until next season. Sue and Reece have been busy in the second half of September returning to past planting sites along Mundijong ...
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Landcare SJ hold Drop-In Sessions for Shire of Murray

Shire of Murray and Landcare SJ Landcare Drop-In Sessions On Monday October 5th the Shire of Murray and Landcare SJ once again held the monthly Landcare Drop-in Session at the Court House, Pinjarra. These sessions are designed to assist landowners and land managers with information on all things land care ...
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