Our research on threatened Persoonia species is helping to prepare and implement translocations of propagated plants. Translocations increase plant numbers in the wild to minimise local extinction risk.
Our staff have led multiple translocation events for three threatened Persoonia species, which has returned around 1,400 plants to the wild. Our translocations are undertaken using an experimental framework, which helps us to understand the planting techniques that have a positive effect on plant survival and growth. For several translocations, we have used both plants propagated from seeds and vegetative cuttings do determine if one performs better than the other.