Archive for the ‘Landcare Project’ Category

Chime and Brian have finished the slashing and burning of both Origins and Coorain properties. A mammoth effort, comprising 24 hrs work per week , from the first week of November 2010 until the first week of May 2011. As you would imagine, this is only the first stage, with weed control being ongoing (Chime whipper snipped both properties last week to keep the new emerging blackberry shoots down.). The three main problems are Blackberry, Phalaris grass and Bridal creeper.

I’ve posted a 360 degree panoramic shot taken from the Bibbulman track fence line on the Coorain block (just below the dam), and looking uphill towards Coorain so that you too can appreciate the amount of effort that has been put into the land.

Landcare View

Note the wall of Blackberry and Phalaris on the Brook boundary. Most of the property was like this.

Here is a photo taken (in around the same spot) about 3 years ago, at the last tree planting and enviromental art festival at Origins.

Note elbow high Phalaris

Thanks to Chime and Brian, we now have a fire safe property, and a managed forest.

Stay tuned for more Landcare reports on new nesting boxes for the woodland, Transects and how they are useful for us, new ideas on weed control and more….

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