Flora

Blackberry or Native Raspberry

The blackberry season is slowing coming to an end so this post is a little untimely! However, I think its still worth mentioning as the talk is still about how healthy Blackberry looks, or is it Native Raspberry?? Well hopefully this helps: – Native Raspberry has a different leaf structure to Blackberry. Blackberry has a single leaf…

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How to protect regenerating trees

Ever thought of how best to protect regenerating trees and shrubs from animals browsing? Ever thought of using a dead sheep or cow? Kevin Butler has. Read more below http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2011/03/07/303691_on-farm.html

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River Redgums

  If you take a drive around the low lying areas of the Goulburn Broken Catchment, you will see one tree stand out from the rest; The River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis).  Another thing that stands out is how big and old (sometimes hundreds of years) the majority of the often solitary Red Gum trees are. This leads to the…

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Wetland plants

    Whether it be the Yea Wetland, a frog bog around the house, a dam in the paddock or a water course, you’ll often see the same types of native plants occuring in these various  wet environments. All of these plants have an important role in providing fringing vegetation which are a food source and a home for many frogs, insects, mammals…

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Weed Control Courses

Over the weekend of 19th & 20th February 23 people from the Flowerdale area attended the sixth free UGLN weed management course. The course was held at the Flowerdale Recreation Reserve pavillion and run by NMIT lecturer and Kinglake resident Kevin Chandler. A delicious morning tea and lunch was provided by Flowerdale’s own catering business…

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‘Accenture Australia’

28th February 2011 Holly removal from the gardens of the historical “Hermitage” Guest House on the Black Spur at Narbethong. Thirteen employees from Accenture joined Phil and Janet from Landcare for a peaceful day of ‘cutting and painting’ wild holly with loppers and herbicide. The original gardens at ‘The Hermitage’ were laid out by Baron…

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Fencers without Boundaries

These photos were taken at Extons Rd Kinglake. We rebuilt fences for Joe Exton and his neighbour Lou Calageri with the Uniting Church and 30 NAB vol’s.The volunteers also removed English broom, holy and blackberry from 2 acres and the roadside.The weather was cold and even some snow fell in the morning but fined up…

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It is not all about Tree Planting

Woody Weed removal has been another important activity volunteers have undertaken . After the bushfire is an excellent time to get on top of invasive exotic weed species. Volunteers have been ‘cutting and painting’ broom , blackberries, holly and gorse from patches of remnant bush. Loppers are used to cut the plants at ground level…

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