A grant from NRM South allowed the Friends of Mount Field to buy plants, stakes and tree guards to rehabilitate an area beside a new path to Russell Falls. We selected musk (Olearia argophylla), dogwood (Pomaderris apetala) and myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) which grow naturally in the area and they will make the site more attractive.
|Meg and Greg planting Musk|
It was most surprising how hard the ground had become in the two months since we last worked there and that contributed to the task taking longer than expected. Some other plants, including a variety of tea tree, were put in another site beside the Tyenna River to replace young plants that had not survived. Since doubling the size of tree guards, in February this year, the plants here had grown very well and only a few had succumbed.
|Peter trying to hammer in a pole|
|Watch, this is how it is done|
|Most of the crew, Peter, Trevor, Meg,Shirley, Greg K, Greg B – Photo by Sue|