Collins Cap Track Maintenance

Tuesday 13 November 2012

We continued clearing the vegetation which in parts is quite thick and is overgrowing the Collins Cap walking track.   A section of some 315m of  varied shrubs was cleared whilst a section below that was brushcut by  PWS.

All the track could not be cleared in the time and about 225 metres remain to be done to the summit.

Before and after photos

Site B Before

 

Site B After

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Gorse Removal Inglewood

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Along the southern side of the Inglewood fire trail a line of Gorse has gradually become bigger.  Most of it was cut down a little over 10 years ago and the area also had burnt a couple of years after that.  Since then the Gorse has reinfested the area.
From the top of the site with the junction of the Middle fire trail and for approx. 200 metres the Gorse is only sparse gorse and with a few Erica.  After that the Gorse becomes progressively thicker.  On this working bee some 300 metres was tackled, leaving a further thick patch before a short break followed by much more intense pockets. The reaming length is some 200 metres.
Most work was at the edge of the fire trail or just a few metres inside the bush beside the trail.

The Hobart City Council provided  morning tea for the volunteers which was most appreciated.

Morning Tea  with HCC stove boiling water for coffee at Inglewood