Maple Massacre at Budgeree Bush Reserve
Sycamore Maple is a weed of wet shady forests.
Ten years ago, when our group started work, this little bush reserve was full of it! Last year our annual event was rained off, so the maples may be getting a bit bigger, but hopefully none are yet seeding. Mostly you'll be looking for little two leaf seedlings that are easy to pull out by hand.
Get ready with your, water bottle, snacks, long pants, boots and hat and enjoy all the little hidden treasures you'lll see along with the weeds. If you can bring hand tools such as loppers, secateurs and trowels that will be helpful. So will tough bags to hold any weeds with seeds. We can supply gloves and safety vests and all our volunteers are insured through Landcare.
For those who don't want to venture down the steep and slippery slopes, there is also ox-eye daisy infesting the grassland at the top of the reserve. If we have enough volunteers, we'll pull this out as well.
The event is on a road, so parents bringing children need to be mindful of this.