6 September 2011
Report from Mike Bowden, who kindly organised the day
We checked all the sites in the area except for one in the lower corner. These sites were cleared of Erica seedings and a few small patches of gorse seedlings. The council are planning to spray from the Main Fire Trail down to the fire break below.
After morning tea we concentrated on large flowering Erica under the transmission lines, starting at the top side going down from the Main Fire Trail. Trees in this area had recently been trimmed but nothing done to the Erica. We worked ’till 12 noon when it started to rain, so headed back up to the council vehicle to get our wet weather gear – then it was decided to call it quits.
Back to the cars by 12.30pm. Didn’t stay for lunch!