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    11036: Post-fire rehabilitation of Lloyd Hughes Park

    Locally native Acacia pulchella flourishing post-fire in the absence of weeds. Courtesy Christine Burtenshaw, City of Armadale.
    Locally native Acacia pulchella flourishing post-fire in the absence of weeds. Courtesy Christine Burtenshaw, City of Armadale.

    Fire devastated the 17-ha Lloyd Hughes Park, Kelmscott, in February 2011, resulting in the loss of much of its native vegetation. Weed invasion quickly followed.

    The park's vegetation is dominated by marri woodland on the lower slopes and wandoo woodland in the upper reaches. A tributary to the Canning River also runs through the reserve.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to rehabilitate the bushland. Weed control valued at $10 000 will be undertaken, targeting high priority weeds such as freesia, veldt grass, love grass, watsonia, and bridal creeper.

    Weed control is aimed at reducing the weed seed bank in the soil that has emerged since the fire, giving the native vegetation the best chance of regeneration. About 5000 local provenance native plants also will be planted.

    Revegetation activities will foster community participation in the management of the park.

    Investment: $ 17 500
    Delivery organisation: City of Armadale
    Project duration: January 2012 - December 2012
    Location: Lloyd Hughes Park, Kelmscott

    More information

    City of Armadale or (08) 9399 0111

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