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The Mt Brown Reserve is popular with locals and visitors to the district of York, and at its entrance, “The Triangle” was a historically cleared piece of land. The Shire of York and Friends of Mt Brown applied for a 2011 Community Small Grant from Wheatbelt NRM to revegetate this piece of land. It was weedy with only a sparse covering of indigenous flora. It needed a coordinated approach to revegetation and weed control. Success with this project will help highlight the awareness of weed management issues and value of local flora at Mt Brown. Seedlings of locally native plant species were grown by the Avon Branch (York) of the Wildflower Society including Jam Wattle (Acacia acuminata), York Gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba) Manna Wattle (Acacia microbotrya) and Rock Sheoak (Allocasuarina huegliana). These plants provide protection and buffering for the biodiversity of Mt Brown Reserve, improving the long term sustainability of Mt Brown’s native vegetation by reducing the weed threat, and restoring the native vegetation. As a result it should also restore habitat for native fauna.

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