Today we were more busy working on area 7 than taking photos of the work being done. Hence, only a couple of photos being taken – this time around, a fascinating formation in the rough shape of a mushroom.
Area 7 has recently had a thicket of pittos removed by contractors, revealing solitary gumtrees and opportunistic weeds. Regrowth from some of the pitto tree stumps was also attended to.
Photos by Daniel Jackson
This panorama taken from about half way along the top of the area 7, looking downhill. (Area 7 is at the eastern end of the reserve.) It looks a little raw just now but we have saved many trees! So much promise. Supplementary planing will be organised in the autumn. This area will be transformed in 12 months. This is a fantastic project to get 2017 underway. Thanks for your support.
(Click to enlarge panorama)
Five man crew attacking pittos in area 6.
Photos by David Moncrieff
Our last bush restoration morning for the year was in Area 7.
In a lovely patch of native grasses and wildflowers, Briza major grass was appearing so we pulled it out and bagged it to stop the seed cycle. After a delicious morning tea and talk we worked in an area recently cleared of dense Pittosporum by pulling out emerging weed seedlings and taking down an old barb wire fence that ran through the middle. Thank you all that helped.
Photo by Linda Fullagar
AKA Operation "Goodbye Pittos"!
At our last working bee we got back to basics and removed an edge of thick Pittosporums in Area 7. I think it must be the most dense patch in the Reserve and nothing grows under them. It was very satsifying to free a patch of Yellow Box from being smothered by Pittos. Also, it was pleasing to see the indigenous plants returning in areas which we had weeded previously. Thank you wonderful volunteers, members and supporters for your help in 2015.
Photos by Linda Fullagar