Goat Hills Erica Clearance

Tuesday 7 October 2014

It was an uncertain day after the rain of the previous afternoon and night, but it remained reasonably fine most of the time. On this occasion we headed to the large patch of primary Erica and began work on it. Rather pleasingly we managed to clear the whole patch. 
The Erica was in many instances almost shoulder height but the soil was soft and quite a number could be simply pulled out. However there was still plenty that needed cutting down and herbicide applied.
We returned through one of our old work sites and were pleased not to find many seedlings there.  On getting close to the cars we could not resist cutting down some of the remaining Boneseed.

Click the image below to view the photo album from the day.

Goat Hills October 2014

 

Before and after photos site A

Site A Before (although partly cleared)Site A After

Before and after photos site B

Site B Before although it is already part clearedSite B After

 

Adrian and Greg working on the Erica

Adrian and Greg working on the Erica

Kevin in the thick of the Erica 

Kevin in the thick of the Erica.

Greg disposing of a plant that has been pulled out.

Greg disposing of a plant that has been pulled out.

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