Easier and Closer Option

With the weather forecast not looking ideal and showers showing up on the radar to the south west, it was decided to just confine ourselves to clearing some vegetation and making minor repairs on the Thark Ridge track. The original destination of Devils Throne required an hour and a half just to walk there and […]

Last Bit Done

Mount Connection With two hedge trimmers in use together with hand loppers, we managed to clear 300 metres of track. Whist this was happening others used loppers and saws on bushes where needed. In one section bauera was removed and it will be quite some time before those parts will need another trim. This completes […]

Demarcation Line Reached

Goat Hills After discovering Erica last year in a part of Goat Hills we returned to finish clearing it to the point where the bush ends and a power easement cuts through. It is hoped that TasNetworks will deal with the weed from this easement before too long. On completing the task, we returned to […]

All Done

Inglewood The last section of gorse was removed from the site along the southern side of the Inglewood Fire Trail. Over a 6 year period the 500 metre length on the south side of Inglewood Fire Trail has been cleared of Gorse. It has taken 16 sessions. Site before gorse removed photo Chris Woods Site […]

An Early Finish

Glen Dhu Only one vehicle was available to transport gear and people to the start of the old Glen Dhu firetrail near Collins Cap, but plenty were willing to walk there which meant we had a crew of eight plus Joss from Parks & Wildlife Service. The weather was splendid and remained sunny and calm all the […]

Unexpectedly Thick

Goat Hills Back in October 2017 we started checking a site in Goat Hills and found some mature Erica here and there. There was not enough time to check and clear the whole site and the Friends of Wellington Park returned on this very pleasant April day. All seemed to follow the previous script, but […]

One More Effort

Inglewood What Gorse that remains in the bush on the southern edge of Inglewood Fire Trail should easily be cleared up with one more session. An impressive volume was cut down at our latest event and all up it has been a splendid effort of 15 sessions over 7 years for the 500 metre long strip of land. […]

Natural Vegetation Growth

Devils Throne Track The hoped-for approval for a planned track reroute had not managed to get through the relevant local councils, so plan B was adopted.  A short section of pruning refinement and a section of rocks was made easier to cross on the new Devils Throne section of track, but most of our effort was put into […]

Terrific Trimmers

Written by Adrian Blackman, Secretary of the Friends of Wellington Park The hills are alive with the sound of…petrol-powered hedge trimmers (at least occasionally). When the Friends of Wellington Park are not constructing tracks they are taking care of them. We look after 18 km of tracks, complementing the work done by Hobart and Glenorchy […]

Finer Than Expected

Thark Ridge Uncertainty about the weather made the decision to go ahead with the work difficult. If made according to the forecast then it would have been cancelled, especially given that the work was in an alpine environment. However, there have been several occasions where the day turned out nicer than expected, so a decision was left until […]


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