Acacia falcata - Hickory Wattle/Sally
A fast growing, frost hardy, erect shrub to 5m with a slim trunk with green sickle shaped leaves and cream coloured ball flowers in early Winter. It is distributed thoughout Queensland and New South Wales, mainly in coastal areas. A useful pioneer species in difficult sites as it is hardy and fixes nitrogen into the soil. Good for Mine site projects and roadside plantings. Acacia falcata is also a host plant for larvae of the following Butterflies; Common Imperial Hairstreak (Jalmenus evagoras) and the Short Tailed Line-Blue (Prosatas felderi).
Allocasuarina littoralis - Black Sheoak
A fast growing tree to 15m, one of the most widespread species in Eastern Australia, from the tip of Cape York to the south of Tasmania. It grows in a wide range of soils but most common on well drained soils and mountain slopes. A dioecious species, with male and female flowers occuring on separate plants. The female produces small bright red flowers in Autumn and then a cone like fruit, and the male trees turn golden when laden with pollen. The trees have bright bark and soft, short needle like dark green foliage. This is an important feed tree for the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoos which feed on seeds and also a suitable species for revegetation projects.
Corymbia intermedia syn Eucalyptus intermedia - Pink Bloodwood
A fast growing medium/tall tree to 20m with light brown/grey tesselated rough bark and dark green glossy leaves, native to Queensland and New South Wales. Flowers occur December to March, these are highly perfumed and white/cream in colour. This species is an important Koala habitat tree, bird and butterfly attracting - flowers attract honey eating birds and also a source for honey production, producing a light to medium amber honey. The timber is an attractive dark pink and useful for general construction projects.