Thursday 14th June 2012
Although predictions for the weather were reasonable light showers became common soon after mid morning and we had to eventually finish earlier than expected.
In the Humphrey Rivulet area of the site we managed to cut down quite a number of the smaller pines and ringbarked fully the larger ones well into the cambium layer. Herbicide was applied to the latter.
We also cut down about 15 smaller pines that were growing above the Tolosa road and notes some still remained further along and up the slope. These pines are almost more a worry than those near the Humphrey Rivulet as they indicate an upward spread, however all were small and easy to remove.
Quite a number of pines remain in both areas and further trips will be required.
Below is an earth map of the site with the areas worked circled in red.