This project has two weed species which threaten the structure of the woodland and as such are the highest priority for containment and removal.
Of great concern is the olives surrounding significant trees. When olives become thick enough they can out-compete eucalyptus trees which provide a home for many creatures and are hundreds of years old. As water and resources become scarce due to the olives, these giants of the woodland become stressed and without the removal of the olives they die. For the past few years the group has been running a community funded “Free A Tree” project to save these ancients of the woodlands. The project is protecting the remaining significant trees and removing the scattered olives from the site.
The other species which the group has focused on for some time now is the weed Erica aborea which has spread through the top of the site. In 2016 there was approximately 13.4 ha of scattered erica, by 2020 this had been reduced to approximately 5.2ha. There is fabulous regeneration of native understorey where the erica has been removed. We have a long term goal of eliminating this weed from the park and we’d love your help on the ground to do so.