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Bringing back the rainforest bookcover

Bringing Back the Rainforest - the Tocal experience

Tocal College
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A unique look at the fate of a remnant rainforest and its riparian zone.  This book shows the revegetation program at Tocal and tells what worked and what didnt.  Many colour photos and species list.


  • Chapter 1
    • The original communities of Tocal and the Hunter
    • 'Brush' or rainforest
    • Rainforest types
    • Descriptions of the main rainforest communities
  • Chapter 2
    • The history and management of the rainforest
    • The situation today
    • The state of the waterways and remnants
  • Chapter 3
    • Regeneration works at Tocal
    • Dairy plantings
    • Bona vista house site
    • Glendarra - Point paddock
    • Glendarra - Cabinet timber demonstration area
    • Outcomes
    • Webbers Creek regeneration
    • Results
    • Remnant patch - Tocal Homestead
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4
    • What has been learnt from the Tocal experience
    • The problem
    • Sites for restoring the forest
    • Restoration treatments
    • Some recommendations for regenerating rainforest species along riverbanks
    • Control weeds
    • Prepare early
    • Planting and protection
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Rainforest tree species list

Author: David Brouwer

ISBN:  0730546780 | 34 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B359

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 1998