Revegetation

 

BENEFITS OF PLANTING INDIGENOUS PLANTS

  • Provide habitat, food and shelter for local wildlife
  • Are consistent with the natural amenity of the local area
  • Help recreate vegetation communities that existed on the Mornington Peninsula prior to extensive land clearing and disturbance
  • Are well suited to the soil type and therefore more likely to survive
  • Require little water, are relatively low maintenance
  • Act as excellent shelter belts for stock, protecting them from the extremes of wind, rain and sun
  • Reduce surface water runoff – reducing soil loss and increasing soil water retention
  • Improve soil structure and nutrient cycling through year-round addition of organic matter (leaf litter, root mass)
  • Reduce wind erosion of soil
  • Will not genetically pollute nearby remnant bushland or escape to become environmental weeds
  • Assist with eligibility for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Conservation Land Rate

PRACTICE THE 3 ‘R’s OF PLANT RESTORATION

  1. RETENTION – Our remnant bushland is precious, hollow bearing trees and complex biodiversity cannot be simply replaced so first retain what you have
  2. REGENERATE – Give our remnant bush a chance to recover by removing weeds that outcompete Indigenous plants. For large infestations seek advice on how to stage removal
  3. REVEGETATE – Plant with local provenance Indigenous tube stock or seed in areas or with species that are unlikely to regenerate on their own

 

SHIRE PLANTING GUIDES

Find out which plant species are Indigenous to your local area:

REGION 1 BALCOMBE

Mount Eliza, Mornington, Moorooduc (western half), Mount Martha, Safety Beach, Dromana (also includes part of McCrae)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-1-Balcombe-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 321KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-1-Balcombe-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 168KB)

REGION 2 HASTINGS

Baxter, Pearcedale, Moorooduc (eastern half), Somerville, Tyabb (also includes part of Hastings,Tuerong)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-2-Hastings-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 327KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-2-Hastings-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 180KB)

REGION 3 TUERONG

Tuerong, Merricks North, Balnarring, Bittern (also includes part of Moorooduc, Tyabb, Red Hill, Arthurs Seat, McCrae)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-3-Tuerong-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 334KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-3-Tuerong-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 174KB)

REGION 4 SOMERS

Crib Point, Stony Point, HMAS Cerberus, Somers, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach (also includes parts of Bittern)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-4-Somers-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 282KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-4-Somers-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 163KB)

REGION 5 FLINDERS

Point Leo, Shoreham, Flinders, Main Ridge, Merricks Beach (also parts of Merricks, Red Hill, Red Hill South)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-5-Flinders-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 328KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-5-Flinders-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 175KB)

REGION 6 ROSEBUD

Covers Boneo, Rosebud, Capel Sound, Cape Schanck (also includes part of Tootgarook, Main Ridge)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-6-Rosebud-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 352KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-6-Rosebud-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 162KB)

REGION 7 NEPEAN

Fingal, Tootgarook, Saint Andrews Beach, Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea (also covers part of Cape Schanck)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-7-Nepean-Pg1.pdf(PDF, 251KB)

Download: Reveg-Guide-Region-7-Nepean-Pg2.pdf(PDF, 175KB)

 

ECOLOGICAL VEGETATION CLASSES

Native vegetation in Victoria has been classified into distinctive groups know as  Ecological Vegetation Classes or EVCs. In 2006 the Mornington Peninsula Shire commissioned the Arthur Rylah Institute to map the EVCs on the Mornington Peninsula. The Shire also commissioned Jeff Yugovic to develop  profiles for each EVC which describe the structure, environment it occurs in, conservation status, past and present distribution and major species specific to the Mornington Peninsula.

Using EVC mapping and profiles can assist greatly with appropriate species selection for planting in your area.  For information regarding which Ecological Vegetation Classes are likely to have occurred on your property and to help select appropriate species contact facilitator@mplandcare.org.au

 

LOCAL INDIGENOUS PLANT NURSERIES

Local Indigenous nurseries stock Indigenous plants from locally sourced seed on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Peninsula Plants – Fingal
    34B Placadena Rd, Fingal
    Phone: 0407 466 523
    Email: drew@peninsulaplants.com.au

 

 

 

HOW TO PLANT GUIDE

This ‘How to Plant’ guide was developed for a recent National Tree Day planting event.