Our first day this year was held on the second Saturday in January for a change and we were joined by Jade Tinkler & family who were a welcome addition to the regulars who attended. The weather was fine & warm and tasks carried out included whipper snipping around the new plantings, repair work on the Pine St drain, pruning blackberry flowers and some spot weed spraying. No watering was needed as we have had some very good rainfall recently.
Meri & Aleifr Tinkler – Scarecrows
Another beautiful summer’s day greeted us for our last day of the year. We were pleased to see Paul Vale and Lesley Sammon along to assist with weeding and watering our newly planted trees. It is also pleasing to see that these plants are growing well and will hopefully survive through what looks likely to be a very hot summer.
Phillip on brushcutter duties
Timber! another one down in Upper Kedumba
Why gloves should always be worn in bushcare work
First aid in action!
The offending object
Thanks to Karen for hosting a very enjoyable end-of-year lunch.
A fine spring morning had Jane, Phil, Karen, Lesley & David busy cutting & painting privet & holly down on the creek bank.
Our brave and maybe foolhardy volunteers used the abundance of nature to water the new plantings!
Our new drainage system was operating very efficiently as designed and protecting those valuable plants.
Afterwards the retreat to Hilary’s for a warming cuppa or two made it seem all worthwhile.
As we enter the seventh year since the formation of this group it is very pleasing to report the arrival of a new volunteer, Jim Mathieson. Jim is no stranger to bushcare in the mountains, having been involved here with other groups in past years. Welcome aboard, Jim!
And what a beautiful morning it was; just about perfect for bushcare.
Jane, Hilary and Jim hard at work on the creek
A lot of lush grass and weed growth was noticed from the previous month due to the good rainfall we have had. Lawn trimmer was used to clear around plantings and we planted two Eucalypts and one Lomandra. Across the creek woody weeds, privet, cotoneaster and holly were the targets.
Packing up time – Hilary, Karen, Jane, Jim