180 To Protect and Preserve

A stand of exotic pine trees planted after WWII are being removed as part of an environmental restoration project along the bank of Obi Obi Creek near Maleny. This may appear destructive, but local wildlife far prefer local provenance native trees and shrubs as their habitat. 

This work has been undertaken by contractors mainly at their own expense in exchange for the lumber for milling. The large trees will not be wasted, nor their captured carbon lost back to the atmosphere. Branches and smaller vegetation will be chipped and spread on site. Native trees are being carefully left unaffected. The entire area will be replanted within the next 12 months. We expect a canopy covered rainforest to exist here within 15 years.

Arranged by Maleny District Green Hills Fund in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Council, utilising some funding from the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund, as part of a much larger revegetation project along the riparian edge of Obi Obi Creek within the Maleny Community Precinct.

See some video of the tree clearing here.

Maleny District Green Hills Fund

A local environmental organisation

Tax deductible gift fund

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