Sherwood Arboretum is much more than a home to a valued collection of more than 1000 Australian native trees from across northern Australia.
It is a ‘working model’ of a local catchment with its wetlands, which act as a filter improving the quality of water entering the Brisbane River and ultimately Moreton Bay. The wetlands also provide a sanctuary for wildlife, particularly birdlife, beside the Brisbane River, one of our city’s important wildlife corridors. The health of the wetlands also affects the health of the Arboretum’s specimen tree collection.
The help of Australian ecologist, Professor Hugh Possingham of The University of Queensland is gratefully acknowledged. To the many people in our community who care about Sherwood Arboretum, thank you.