Last week, a small group of volunteers, along with Dr David Bain (from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment), set about the arduous task of replanting thousands of lost trees. Nearly 500 young trees were planted in the rainforest's burnt patches on 18 and 19 March 2020. "A great outcome" according to David.
A couple of photographs (supplied by David Bain) show the efforts that he and the volunteers undertook in the damaged heart of the rainforest. Clearly visible is the incinerated landscape where, once before, there had been shrubs, vines and a diverse canopy layer consisting of several Ficus species, Claoxylon australe, Dendrocnide excelsa, Syzygium australe, Acmena smithii, Streblus brunonianus, Toona ciliata, and Baloghia inophylla.