Tuesday 12 January 2010
Old Gorse was tackled from the end of previous work downhill. A large thick patch with much tangled growth and ferns was cleared. Fortunately the predicted morning rain was well over before work commenced, but the conditions were quite warm.
A check of earlier work by both the Wellington Park Bushcare Group and as part of Envirofund projects was done. It was noticeable that the Bushcare group work had a better success rate than the Envirofund work; virtually no reshooting plants were seen in the former work areas whilst quite a number existed in the Envirofund areas. Seedlings were present in all sites, some thicker than others and it may be appropriate for Wellington Park Bushcare Group to tackle the more isolated seedlings and mark the thicker locations for HCC follow up spaying.