20 November 2021

Monitoring Black Box at Hattah Lakes

Ever wondered how to tell if Black Box trees are doing well? Join David Wood, ecologist and program manager for The Living Murray at Mallee CMA, as he walks through the Black Box trees at Lake Arawak in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park.

These trees are in good condition thanks to receiving environmental water in 2017, and average/near average rainfall over the past two years. Not all our Black Box communities have been this lucky, which is why we are targeting them at several VMFRP sites.

Black Box are a key part of the floodplain ecosystem. They provide food and habitat for lots of species, including bats, reptiles, and canopy feeding bush birds such as the fairy-wren, little friarbird and blue-faced Honeyeater.