Abzeco undertook the translocation of Matted Flax-lily Dianella amoena (MFL) in accordance with the EPBC-approved Matted Flax-lily Translocation Plan for the Mernda Rail Extension Project.
This project follows a previous MFL translocation undertaken by Abzeco for the South Morang Rail Extension Project. In total, Abzeco identified and salvaged 125 plants from the works area. All plants were divided into sections and potted up to provide at least six clones from each, which produced 750 pots in total!
These plants were held in the Abzeco nursery facility until July 2019 two, when clones from each plant were planted out in the Quarry Hills Regional Park, and a further two clones were planted in the Plenty Gorge Park, specifically selected, managed sites. The remaining two clones from each plant are being managed in our nursery as a contingency to replace lost plants until such time as the translocation has been confirmed successfully.
Abzeco continues to manage and monitor the plants in our nursery. This project has been a huge success and clearly demonstrates the capabilities of the Abzeco salvage and translocation team and nursery staff.