Maintenance of previous plantings along Moonlight Creek
This year’s Castlemaine State Festival has meant some scheduling alterations for our working bees – because we know you’ll love to go to both.This is the second working bee for the month.
We had a very productive working bee a couple of weeks ago and were delighted to discover about 95% of our winter National Tree Day plantings have not only survived through the dry summer, but, in many cases, were thriving.
This coming Sunday we’ll turn our attention back to Moonlight Creek – and in particular the section from Forest Creek up to the copse of Yellow Boxes. Easy access to this would be to drive any vehicles down onto the Flat from the bottom end of Happy Valley Road. These are our plantings from the winter of 2013. They’ve had a tough time of it with a very exposed, dry position and the kangaroos knocking over their guards (which leads to rabbits then having an easy feast). This section of the creek will be targeted for rabbit control in June, with money to employ an experienced contractor coming from the State Government.
For our working bee bring the usual weeding tools and a mash hammer to replace stakes. Hats would be a good idea too.
Start time will be 10am. Morning tea will be at 11.30am in the shade of the copse.
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