Mosquito update

The link below will open a document with the content of an email from the Peel Mosquito Management Group. Let’s hope that they are right about the problem getting better over the next few weeks.

You may be interested in signing up to receive these reports directly – see the last paragraph of the report.


Free Trees (just return the pots)

  • Eucalyptus  gomphocephala – Tuarts – large tree up to 30m, the hollows of which are used by tree-martins, red-capped parrots, ringneck parrots, kestrels, brushtail possums and others. Provides food for Baudin’s Cockatoos
  • Melaleuca vimineaMohan – neat shrub or small tree up to 3m or more, bird attracting
  • Melaleuca lanceolata – Moonah – up to 5m with dome shape canopy, attracts native bees and honeyeaters
  • Allocasuarina humilis – Dwarf Sheoak   erect or spreading shrub 0.2 – 2m, bird attracting
  • Hakea prostrata –  Harsh Hakea shrub or small tree to 5m, prickly foliage, seeds eaten by Carnaby’s cockatoos.
  • Sedges
Except for the sedges, which are in planter cells, the plants are in 100mm pots, and all are due for planting next Autumn to Spring
These plants are courtesy of Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Hamel Nursery, LCHPSA Land Care Group and Mandurah Men of the Trees. 
Contact: Jenny Rose 0428343028 or