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Littlegrove Sydney wattle busy bee coming up Feb 20th

Gone into weedy wattle withdrawal over the new year? Never fear, busy bees are back! Come help us get on top of a significantly manageable infestation which will protect bushland on the property and in nearby Torndirrup national park. Morning tea, lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, please RSVP to Rosie Smith, Green Skills Albany on 9842 1334 or 0401 578002 or [email protected], please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements. Cheers!

Busy bee will run from 9am-12.30pm on Tues 20th February 2018.

Australian Bluegums Plantation help protect Albany bushland from weedy wattles

Australian Bluegum Plantations, community members and Green Skills working together to tackle Albany’s worst weed, Acacia longifolia

Green Skills, Australian Bluegums Plantation staff and community volunteers joined forces in November to control a large stand of invasive Sydney golden wattle on a private property in Littlegrove near Albany. Green Skills has a long-running program fighting the spread of Sydney wattle in the Littlegrove and Torndirrup areas, and in 2017 the program has benefitted from a $5000 grant from ABP aimed at on-ground control and containment of Albany’s worst environmental weed. The morning was a great opportunity to put a dent in a troublesome local wattle infestation, as well as giving ABP staff a look at some of the work undertaken by Green Skills in the local community.
This busy bee was the last one for 2017, keep an eye out for more in early 2018! Our first one will be in Littlegrove on Weds February 21st from 9am-12.30pm. Please contact Rosie Smith, Green Skills Weedy Wattle Coordinator on 9842 1334 or 0401 578002 or [email protected] to register your interest.

This program is supported by funding from Royalties for Regions

Weedy Wattles project smells like two-stroke

Green Skills Inc staff Rosie Smith, Aaron Banks and Dylan Lehmann were out and about at Montgomery’s Hill vineyard near Albany last week, giving a large stand of Sydney golden wattle some much-needed chainsaw therapy. Ably assisted by the vineyard’s new owner and his family, the team worked hard to clear a wattle infestation threatening remnant bushland on the property. Getting on top of this infestation is especially important as the vineyard is situated next to high conservation value vegetation in Bakers Junction nature reserve and along the Kalgan river. Top marks to the vineyard owners for taking the initiative to control Albany’s worst weed!

This was the last on-ground wattle control work for 2017, there will be plenty more busy bees and general wattle-bashing continuing in the new year.