Watchbox Valley


Spanning 445 ha in the picturesque farmlands of Mitchell Shire, Victoria, the Watchbox Valley property has a recent history steeped in grazier farming. Prior to European settlement, the property was characterised by open grassy woodlands, canopied by Eucalypts and Sheoaks. During its time as a grazing property, almost all of the native woody vegetation has been cleared. Currently, the only trees that remain are a handful of Grey Box, Yellow Box, and River Red Gum Eucalypts. These old trees stand tall, but alone – an old-guard left to whisper the secrets of a forgotten landscape. Despite experiencing significant degradation in its plant communities and soil quality, the property is still home to the critically endangered Golden Sun Moth among many other threatened and special species. aTree is committed to maintaining this population and nurturing its persistence into the future.

Revegetation of this property will be closely curated to reflect its pre-settlement plant community. Across four vegetation types, there will be a range of native trees, shrubs, and understory species planted. Every $3 you donate to the Watchbox Valley project will deliver one, or a mixture of the following species:

River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Yellow Box Eucalyptus melliodora

Red Stringybark Eucalyptus macrohyncha 

Long-leaved Box Eucalyptus goniocalyx

Red Box Eucalyptus polyanthemos

Black Wattle Acacia meamsii

Silver Wattle Acacia dealbata

Lightwood Acacia implexa

Blackwood Acacia melanoxylon

Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha

Hedge Wattle Acacia paradoxa

Wirilda Acacia provincialis

Drooping Cassinia Cassinia arcuata

Tree Violet Melicytus dentatus

River Bottlebrush Callistemon sieberi

Sweet Bursaria Bursaria spinosa

Gorse Bitter Pea Daviesia ulicifolia

Grey Everlasting Ozothamnus obcordatus

Grey Parrot Pea Dillwynia cinerascens

Common Rice Flower Pimela humilis

Gold Dust Wattle Acacia acinacea s.s.

Narrow leaf Bitter Pea Daviesia leptophylla

Common Hovea Hovea heterophylla

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