We had a grove of 7 macadamia trees.
but the Australia Day Weekend storm meant that 6 of them blew over.
The macadamias were removed and this opened up a lot more of a view for us. So it was a blessing in disguise.
The excavator regraded the slope after pulling out all of the rocks. This is the view from the last macca tree. I have been sowing rye grass seed this winter to try and retain the red soil.
There was already a demarcation of the tame and the wild but it was a pile of garden junk. The boulders were a better choice to keep the kids from wandering down the steep slope of the gully below.
At the eastern end of the current rock wall was a heap of lantana. Impossible to navigate through. Lantana is another endemic weed.
The excavator and bobcat made little work of clearing it all.
Some of the camphor laurels were also cut down. We need to cut their stumps and poison them again though.
I think we got back another 1/8 of an acre from the lantana.
|The view of the slope from the neighbour's propety. You can see how huge our burn pile has grown.|
|The gully - currently full of privet and camphor laurels (weeds that can be cut down). But there are three gorgeous fig trees hiding in amongst them.|
|The current view from our back verandah. The gully to the left and the slope to the right of the eucalypts.|