Woody Weeds Working Party (15/04/2012)

Help tackle woody weeds at a working party jointly hosted by the Friends of Mount Majura and the Mount Ainslie Weeders in an area which we call the “Common”.

When: Sunday, 15 April 2012 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, come for an hour or the whole time.
Meet at the Nature Park entrance Kellaway Street / Phillip Avenue; view this map for the meeting point.
Bring & wear:
Sun protection, sturdy boots, and body covering garden clothing.
, information on woody weeds and refreshments will be provided.
phone 6247 7515 or e-mail admin@majura.org
Download this poster for promotion.

Novice Weeders are encouraged to be early for an induction on target weeds and on the save handling of tools and herbicide.

The method we will be using is cut-&-daub and frilling (stems larger than 10 cm at the base) using the herbicide Glyphosate.

If you don’t want to use herbicide help with the control of  Fleabane by pulling or cutting seed heads off and placing them in bags for removal from site; view photographs of Fleabane (and other common herbaceous weeds) in the FoMM Flickr Group Herbaceous Weeds.

Learn more about Woody Weeds in the nature reserve: What are they? How do they impact on wildlife? And what can be done?

Certainly no couch potatoes are (from left) Jeanette of the Mount Ainslie Weeders, Liese, Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM), Noel (FoMM), Annette (Mount Ainslie Weeders) and Jenni (FoMM), posing after the 2011 annual joint woody weeds working bee at the “Common”. The “Common” is situated between Mount Ainslie and Mount Majura and sports large numbers of Cootamundra wattles and other woody weeds as well as dumped furniture, burned-out cars and other waste.
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