7 February 2012
The last time this area was worked on was October 2011 and all seedlings from a central point were cleared. This was following on from the August 2011 work and the area cleared was 11,000 sq. metres with a circumference of about 400 metres.
On the current working bee we went over the same area and found a large number of seedlings, including some that had reached a substantial size (greater than 15cm) during the intervening 4 months. This was all quite surprising and took all our time and so no clearing could be done in the older growth areas. Not all the seedlings have yet been removed from the area, so we have not kept pace with the growth for this summer.