Spring Working Party (16/09/2012)

Spring into action at the spring working party hosted by Friends of Mt Majura.

Woody weeds put to good use. Branches of Cootamundra wattle are placed around the young plants. The mulch helps to suppress weeds and to keep the guards in place.

There are lots of things to do at the National Tree Day 2012 planting site on Mt Majura. Our key weeding task will be to control abundant Paterson’s Curse (spraying large patches and hand weeding around the seedlings). We will be also cutting and daubing woody weeds – make sure you wear protective googles (provided by the rangers) when tackling the large sweet briar roses. If you don’t want to use chemicals help spreading the woody weeds debris around the young plants.

The first volunteer on site will receive a pair of brand new leather gloves to take home after work.

When: Sunday, 16 September 2012 from 9am to 1pm; come for an hour or give more time.
Where: Meet at the National Tree Day 2012 planting site behind (east of) The Fair residential site in North Watson; access via the Antill Street nature park entrance opposite Carotel or through The Fair, Jan Nicol Street; view this map for access to the National Tree Day 2012 planting area.
Bring and wear: BYO friends, enthusiasm, sun protection, sturdy shoes, garden clothing with long sleeves and pants.
Tools and equipment will be provided.
Enquiries: admin@majura.org or 6247 7515
Download this poster for event promotion.

National Tree Day 2012 planting site on Mount Majura. View towards Federal Highway in the north (Photograph Waltraud Pix, 22.08.2012)
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