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
- Vols enjoying the tour
- Hard at work
- A fresh Tangello after the 20 metre trip from tree to table.
- A big morning paying off
- A butcherbird lines up his next target in the recently cleared site.