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24 June corporate working bee a success

A nasty Madeira vine infestation on the stretch of Ithaca Creek off Carwoola Street was dealt a serious blow on 24 June by an enthusiastic corporate crew from Suncorp.

After a quick briefing at the start of the day on Madeira vine Anredera cordifolia and how to deal with its pesky tubers the corporate team got busy. After a few cautious assaults on the vine, it wasn't long before everyone was tearing in with confidence.

Armed with saws, secateurs, Glypho and a whole lot of elbow grease the small team got stuck in and cleared the Freer Farm bank with gusto. To the delight of a hungry pack of butcherbirds they cleared a huge space and removed a phenomenal amount of the troublesome vine.

The weather was fortunately cool in the morning, but it wasn't long before everyone was getting a little warm under the collar. After a morning tea break with fresh oranges from Liz Caperon's garden they were back in there again, showing no mercy to the villainous vine.

Everyone had a great time and couldn't be more satisfied with the results. Congratulations to everyone who attended and had a ball, we hope to see you all again!

Rob takes the vols on a tour


Photo: Steve Paterson

Vols enjoying the tour


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Hard at work


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A fresh Tangello after the 20 metre trip from tree to table.


Photo: Steve Paterson

A big morning paying off


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A butcherbird lines up his next target in the recently cleared site.


Photo: Steve Paterson