Monthly Archives: September 2016

2016 August

Some of the group attended the ‘Fire and Bushcare’ half day workshop organised by the Nature Conservation Council and Blue Mountains Bushcare Network. Redgum Park was one of the sites visited as a hazard reduction burn is planned for the near future.

  • discuss the challenges of re-introducing fire into bushland in the Blue Mountains and managing for ecological outcomes
  • discuss the opportunities and considerations for bush care groups working on sites where hazard reduction burns are planned
  • discuss the logistics of planning and conducting small hazard reduction burns

Bushcare and Fire Workshop Bushcare and Fire Workshop

Mapping the Bluebell Creeper infestation has started using a GPS to map individuals and their approximate size, easier said than done!!

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2016 July

This month we spent the afternoon finding and tagging the Bluebell Creeper plants at the Genevieve Rd site. This weed has been climbing some of trees and shrubs, as seen on this young eucalypt.

Bluebell creeper smothering a young eucalypt How to flatten a large pile of Bluebell Creeper before treatment

Bluebell creeper smothering a young eucalypt (left) and how to flatten a large pile of Bluebell Creeper before treatment (right)