Wilding control work on Mount Dewar

Date: 11th October 2022

First helicopters and now Buggies! We sure know how to make our wilding work adventurous.

In conjunction with Treespace, WCG held a wilding pine chop on Mt Dewar on Sunday.

The Treespace development project aims to restore this iconic maunga of Arthurs Point to a Beech Forest environment.

Serious conifer control was carried out. A core group of volunteers donned their hi viz and rode the buggy up. They battled steep terrain and carried out a two-step operation to assist with much needed wilding control.

Crew with loppers went through and cleared the lower branches of bushy pine trees and experienced volunteers with their chainsaws followed through and felled.

WCG volunteers managed to remove 300 large wilding pines in just over 3 hours.

Great effort team. Thanks to Treespace for the drinks and nibbles at Cargo afterwards – we all earned it.

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