One of the proposed saltland planting areas.
Visible salt deposits on part of the proposed planting area.
Wheatbelt NRM Noongar Budjar Rangers Brad, Darryl and Tom conducting weed control at the saltland site.
Seedlings ready for planting.
Wheatbelt NRM staff assisting with planting at the Brookton Saltland site
Wheatbelt NRM staff, Noongar Budjar Rangers and Dr Peter Ritson on planting day.
Pottiputkis (manual tree planting tools) used to plant the Brookton site.
Wheatbelt NRM staff planting seedlings at the Brookton Saltland site.
Trays of Eucalyptus and Melaleuca seedlings on the truck ready to be unloaded.
Unloading the seedlings from the delivery truck.
Jess (CPOZ) and Dr Peter Ritson unloading the seedlings delivered by Parnell’s Nursery.
The team having a quick lunch break after unloading the truck.
A patchwork of seedlings ready to be planted.
The Noongar Budjar Rangers getting ready to start planting.
The planting team getting started.
Dr Peter Ritson clearing the area around one of the plot markers.
A Casuarina obesa (‘Swamp sheoak’) seedlings being planted using a pottiputki device.
A thriving Melaleuca thyoides (‘Salt lake honey-myrtle’) approximately one year post-planting.
Alice (CPOZ) and Dr Peter Ritson monitoring the 2020 planting area.
Drone shot of the team monitoring the 2020 planting area.
Jess (CPOZ) measuring the height of a Melaleuca planted in 2019.
A thriving Atriplex semibaccata (‘Berry saltbush’).
Low lying portion of the 2021 planting area that was subjected to water logging. Salt crystals visible on the surface.
A Melaleuca cuticularis (‘Saltwater paperbark’) seedling in the 2021 planting area. Photo taken approx. 3 months post-planting.
Heavy weed coverage across part of the 2021 planting area. These weeds are expected to perish over the summer months.
The 2021 planting team.
Monitoring a Melaleuca cuticularis (‘Saltwater paperbark’).
Measuring the height of a Melaleuca lateriflora (‘Gorada’) shrub.
Late afternoon at the saltland site.
Healthy Melaleuca brophyi.
Planting rows of Melaleuca and Eucalyptus species.
Healthy Eucalyptus loxophleba (‘York gum’).
Ches (CPOZ) next to an impressive Melaleuca cuticularis (‘Saltwater paperbark’).
Dr Peter Ritson and Ebony (CPOZ) setting up a monitoring plot.
Ches (CPOZ) with a thriving Casuarina obesa (‘Swamp sheoak’).
Mainey (Noongar Budjar Rangers) filling up his bucket with seedlings.
Ebony (CPOZ) ready to begin planting.
Catherine (CPOZ) admiring a thriving Eucalytpus seedling that was planted just a year prior.
Jess and Ebony (CPOZ) planting some of the 4,000+ salt tolerant seedlings.
Some of the 4,000+ seedlings ready for planting.
Jeremy (Noongar Budjar Rangers) planting seedlings.
Measuring the DBH (diameter at breast height) of a Melaleuca cuticularis.
Flowering Melaleuca lateriflora (‘Gorada’).
Jess (CPOZ) measuring the height of a Casuarina obesa (‘Swamp sheoak’).
Fruiting Melaleuca atroviridis.
Jess (CPOZ) measuring out a monitoring plot.
Flowering Melaleuca brophyi.
Jess (CPOZ) measuring the height of a Melaleuca cuticularis (‘Saltwater paperbark’).
Measuring the height of a Melaleuca brophyi (‘Saltwater paperbark’) during 2023 monitoring.