a variety of projects to conserve and protect the homestead. The major
projects are listed below.
MOTH completed a
plant and tree survey in 1996. The
survey was made possible with funds made available by the ACT Heritage
In 2001 MOTH received
a grant of $1000 from Australia’s Open Garden Scheme Community
Grants. The focus of the planned project was to be the restoration of
the landscape along the entrance pathway to the homestead, with the
creation of attractive traditional plantings as an understorey to the
historic elms. More information.
In 2002, MOTH obtained
a grant of $4,840 from the Commonwealth Government’s Natural Heritage
Trust, to restore the endangered Yellow Box Red Gum Grassy Woodland
on the property. A report on the woodland restoration is available.
project started in 2009, to regenerate the banks of the old Tuggeranong
Creek, remove woody weeds and the encroaching regrowth from the adjacent
After some major
clearing of dead trees and regrowth in the orchard
in 2010 a few scattered historic orchard trees and oaks left in situ.
A controlled burn off provided MOTH with a clean site to begin understorey
planting. A selection of traditional fruit and nut trees including two
seedling English oaks were reintroduced.
the water grant project is currently under construction.