Daintree Rainforest
Plant Nursery

Trees are the answer

Rainforest Rescue’s plant nursery propagates and grows all the rainforest trees for our Daintree lowland revegetation projects and our Plant a Rainforest Project.

Daintree Rainforest Plant Nursery

Rainforest Rescue’s plant nursery propagates and grows all the rainforest trees for our Daintree lowland revegetation and restoration projects. Rainforest saplings are used for our Plant a Rainforest Project and to support the efforts of other landholders in the Daintree.

All of the seeds collected are from the Daintree Lowland Rainforest between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation and the new trees are replanted back into the area. With the support of a committed group of volunteers, the Nursery produces on average 12,000 plants per year.

The Nursery is located in the Daintree National Park on land owned by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. It is managed by Rainforest Rescue’s Nursery Manager who is responsible for seed collection, species selection, propagation, and growing of trees required for our revegetation projects.

If you wish to access trees for revegetation projects or if you have any other inquiries please email us.

History of the Daintree Nursery

Prior to early 2010, the Nursery was owned and managed for many years by the Daintree Cassowary Care Group (DCCG)– a volunteer-managed community organisation focused on public education about the plight of the Cassowary.

In March 2010 DCCG offered the nursery infrastructure to Rainforest Rescue to augment the continuing revegetation on blocks of land that have been purchased through our Daintree Buy Back & Protect Forever project.

In May 2011 a decision was made to change the name of DCCG to Daintree Region Cassowary Group Inc. (DRCG Inc.) in order to encompass the Greater Daintree National Park stretching from south of Mossman to the Bloomfield River.

However, early in 2013 DRCG Inc. wound up, gifting approximately $20,000 to Rainforest Rescue.  Part of this gift included 6 motion sensor cameras to allow monitoring of wildlife on Rainforest Rescue properties and the remaining funds towards property acquisition to further conserve cassowary habitat.

We appreciate DRCG Inc.’s trust in Rainforest Rescue to continue their good work and we are forever grateful for all of the nursery infrastructure and materials they bequeathed our organisation.

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