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tcollz

Great article, however, would love to see more focus on helping the wildlife - destroying / removing eucalyptus at this point will probably kill what is left of our koalas. What else can we be doing to fix the damage? Surely native plants need to be all of our priority.

   
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maudiej

Thank you - all reminders how to fire proof your property are useful and this is very thorough. The Diggers (gardening) Club continues to advise people to plant "a selection of oaks suitable for the Australian climate, including Sawtooth Oak, Algerian Oak, Bur Oaks. Oaks have shade canopies, deep tap roots and are long lived protectors from the flammability of eucalypt bush fires". Fires are so pervasive now (we have already been under threat from two and it is not yet summer) that I would not be surprised to soon see nurseries include a flammability rating of some kind on their bush and trees for sale, alongside other growing information.

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Nicola Brown

Lillypillies are another fire resistant native plant which can be either a formal or informal hedge

   

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