Friends of Mt Field

Wombat Moor flora signs installed.

What a delightful day to be on Wombat Moor.  The task was to install signs describing the various plants growing there and we worked in two teams of two, one putting in the poles and the other placing the sign on.   This worked a treat and we got reasonably quick at it after the first few. The section of track involved is beside the boardwalk to the woodland mosaic.

Greg, Trevor and Adrian at Wombat Moor


Flora sign on the moor

The initial work on arriving at Mount Field was to pre-drill both the signs at the workshop and the supporting timber backing.  Trevor from PWS and Greg B did determine that the backing timber would not be sufficiently durable in this climate and it would be best to substitute with marine ply. We will wait until after winter before acting.

Each post rises above the ground about 400 mm and designed with a 45⁰ slope at the top to make reading easy from    Greg’s specially designed rammer for installing angle top posts worked to perfection and enabled the posts to be easily driven into the soil.  We all were delighted with how the signs looked noticed people walking up were stopping to look and read the new signs.   Funds for the project were provided by Wildcare.

We managed to finish the job by lunch time before what proved to be hardest job of the day of removing the old information sign posts.  Each had a stabilising foot attached making it very difficult to get them out of the ground.

Rammer made by Greg Bell

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