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Horticulture - Tree crops

Horticulture areas where tree crops are grown for food.



Cultivated Ecosystems


What ecosystem functions do tree crops perform?


Many different types of tree crops are grown in SEQ such as nectarines.


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Table 1 below presents the relative magnitude tree crops perform different ecosystem functions (relative to other ecosystems) in SEQ.


Table 1:The relative magnitude (to other Ecosystem Reporting Categories) tree crops perform each ecosystem function.

Ecosystem Function Category Ecosystem Function 0
Regulating Functions
Gas Regulation            
Climate Regulation            
Disturbance Regulation            
Water Regulation            
Soil Retention            
Nutrient Regulation            
Waste Treatment and Assimilation            
Biological Control            
Barrier Effect of Vegetation            
Supporting Functions
Supporting Habitats            
Soil Formation            
Provisioning Functions
Raw Materials            
Water Supply            
Genetic Resources            
Provision of Shade and Shelter            
Pharmacological Resources            
Cultural Functions
Landscape Opportunity            


What types of tree crops are in SEQ?


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What is the area and extent of tree crops in SEQ?


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Horticulture tree crop ecosystems cover 38 km2, 0.15% of SEQ. This map shows tree crop ecosystems are found in clusters in the north of SEQ including Nambour and Glass House Mountains. In the south tree crops can be found around Mt Tamborine and pockets of tree crops also exist in the west around Esk.


What is the vulnerability of trees crops and threats to this ecosystem in SEQ?


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How do we manage tree crops in SEQ?


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