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13 June, 2020

Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo makes an appearance

This week The Tablelands Regional Council Community Revegetation Nursery (TRC CRN) had a visit from one of the Tablelands most iconic species.

By Phil Brandel

This week The Tablelands Regional Council Community Revegetation Nursery (TRC CRN) had a visit from one of the Tablelands most iconic species.

This Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo made an appearance in one of the trees near the nursery at Winfield Park.

The Community Revegetation Nursery grows native rainforest species for revegetation projects.

The nursery opened on its current site in 1989 with the redeployment and retraining of logging industry personnel to the then-named Wet Tropics Tree Planting Scheme.

A council spokesperson said “Our customers generally purchase species for environmental revegetation projects including habitats for endangered Southern Cassowaries, Lemuroid Ringtail Possums and iconic Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroos.” they said

“Customers also like buying plants for windbreaks that attract mammals, birds, butterflies and other insects.

“All of our seed is collected from wild sources and most are propagated when fresh.”

The nursery is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am to 4pm, except public holidays.

Winfield Park, Lake Barrine Road. Malanda


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