'BILAWI' RIVER SHE OAK (Casuarina cunninghamiana) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Slow growing native tree from the north and north east coast of the country. Foliage down to ground level. Useful for soil retention and erosion control.
Its tendency to sucker makes it a good tree to plant along river banks or waterways.
Ranging in height from 15 to 35 metres.
Timber makes and excellent firewood as well as a craft wood.
Indigenous people used the timber to extract resin and used.
Important food source for red and yellow tailed black cockatoo.
- Soil TextureClay, Loam
- pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
- Tolerates, Drought
The seeds are used for food by crushing them into a paste, grubs found boring in the tree are another source of food.
An important tree to Aboriginal people as it provides resin, seed cones, seed, wood and habitat for Budyaan.