A rare Australian wood thruster is coming to Australia.
The wood thrusher, a type of woody tree with a slender trunk and a long, narrow trunk, was introduced to Australia in the 1940s, said the Department of Agriculture and Food.
“They are really hardy trees,” said Dr Richard Kowalski, the Department’s lead arboricultural scientist.
“These are the trees that are in the heart of most woodworking shops.”
He said they were found in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and could be found anywhere in the country.
“This is a species that has been introduced here,” Dr Kowalksi said.
“It is a very interesting animal, but we do not know if it will be able to survive here.”
Aerial photo from NSW showing wood thrushes being released from a farm in Southland, north of Brisbane.
Topics:forest-and-forestry,harbour-park-6154,brisbane-4000,brisbanon-4558,qld,australiaFirst posted September 03, 2019 13:59:39Contact Greg GiddingsMore stories from Northern Territory