Miners restoring River Red Gums
December 19, 2011

A regeneration project is being carried out to save the threatened River Red Gum species along the Hunter River. 


Anglo American Metallurgical Coal’s Dartbrook mine near Aberdeen has planted more than 2,500 Red River Gum seedlings along the reaches of the Hunter River. It’s part of a rehabilitation project to extend a remnant strand of the endangered Australian native trees located on the former mine’s land. The trees are now well established and this project is reintroducing biodiversity to favour native flora and fauna in the area.


Dartbrook red river gums


The project, in partnership with the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority, has already expanded the remnant strand of Red Gums by 8 hectares. The project has continued even though Dartbrook Mine was placed under care and maintenance management at the end of 2006.

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