The Pondcast: Reinstating the forgotten woodlands

On a drizzly windy spring day we found members of the Friends of the Forgotten Woodland on a roadside, planting banksia, sheoak and sweet bursaria plants.

They were establishing a new seed orchard to ensure the remnant native vegetation will always be in the landscape of the Victorian Volcanic Plains.

The group GPS plots and note the provenance of every tree they plant, which is how they know on this day, they planted a plant which is had genetically been on the plains for hundreds of years. 

Find out why they are so passionate about it all, and why knowing where each and every tree originated from will assist with planning the future of the species.