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 then the cut stems are quickly dabbed with neat round-up. This kills the plant and has the added benefit of using very little chemical .
It is time consuming and physically demanding work ( a little bit boring really ) but these young volunteers from SW Sydney Environment Group managed to clear a large patch at Kinglake West , Stony Creek Reserve. Thanks guys.