Wildcare Friends of Wellington Park

Mount Connection

There was 600 metres of quite dense vegetation reclaiming the Mount Connection Track. One of the dominant plants was Bauera, typically with masses of wiry
branches that make it slow work to clear. However, since we acquired hedge trimmers the difference in what can be achieved on a day is amazing. One of these trimmers, together with safety gear, was purchased from a Wildcare grant.

Nevertheless, using the trimmers is hot and tiring work and we shared the load; albeit somewhat unevenly. The rest of the crew concentrated on the bigger bushes and trees, plus the tidying up.

The track now looks great and it is now most pleasant to walk along.  Some tuning remains as well as a short untouched section.

Track before
Track after work


Adrian using a hedge trimmer


Greg trimming


A photo album is online or click image below
Ben on the track

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