Conserving brigalow flora

Date: 16, Jul, 2019
Author(s):   Rod Fensham, Boris Laffineur, Jennifer Silcock
Publisher: TSR Hub

Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) forest once occupied about 14 million hectares of the fertile plains between the coast and the semi-arid interior of Queensland and New South Wales. Since the 1950s, however, it has been extensively cleared and converted to pasture and crops. Today only about 8% of the original forest is still standing, and large areas of the remainder are heavily degraded with infestations of exotic grasses.