Rare Outback Waddi Tree Gets New Life

Submitted: Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 13:48
ThreadID: 109359 Views:2071 Replies:3 FollowUps:8
This Thread has been Archived
The Waddi tree (Acacia peuce) is found in only three locations in Australia - two in south-west Queensland and another in a conservation reserve in the Northern Territory. The populations are restricted to the edges of the Simpson Desert.
Natural resource management group Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ) has been working with Lake Eyre Basin Indigenous rangers to collect hundreds of seeds from the Boulia population, west of Longreach.

Full story here.

Cheers
Allan

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

Back Expand Un-Read 5 Moderator

Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 14:22

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 14:22
Quite appropriate for Wattle day.
Cheers,
Val.
J and V
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 538464

Reply By: Member - Michael K (WA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 14:57

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 14:57
Michael

Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 538466

Follow Up By: Member - Michael K (WA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:05

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:05
My previous reply is my wife's drawing of a 500-1000 year old Waddi Tree, seed and seed pod done at roadside stop outside of Birdsville August 2011. A pretty good effort!
Michael

Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822964

Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:11

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:11
Good effort by your wife Michael. They are very special trees, so I hope that growing them from seed proves a success.

Cheers,

Val.
J and V
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822965

Follow Up By: Member - Michael K (WA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:24

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 17:24
Thanks Val

She could only draw the seed as transporting them into WA is a no-no. She draws more than takes images these days.

Regards

Michael
Michael

Member
My Profile  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822968

Follow Up By: Member - VickiW - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 19:58

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 19:58
There is one more very small population!

There are 3 trees here in Arkaroola Village. Presumably they were planted here but no one really knows by who / how.

Cheers,
Vicki
1
FollowupID: 822985

Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 21:28

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 21:28
And there's a small one outside the bakery in Birdsville. Dunno how it was propagated.
0
FollowupID: 823031

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 08:10

Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 08:10
The baker's a bit of a wag, Sigmund. He probably went out and dug a small one up, and planted it there?

There's also one right in Boulia. Think it's up near the hospital or opposite the sports complex, memory fails me.

Bob

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 823100

Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 08:41

Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 08:41
Could be Bob.

Game too if he did.
0
FollowupID: 823104

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:13

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:13
Allan,
I'd guess in about 500 years we'd know whether they were successful!
AnswerID: 538485

Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:57

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 22:57
I eagerly await that point in time Phil. See you at the ceremony!
Cheers
Allan

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 822990

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)