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Coordinate 78

Caricato 17 dicembre 2019

Registrato dicembre 2019

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vicino a East Side, Northern Territory (Australia)

Kurrajong area: a short walk through area being managed to protect trees from intense fires and encourage native regeneration, mainly through buffel grass control by Joss Davies, local resident, and Alice Springs Landcare member; work started summer 2016
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Entrance Gate and drain

Pedestrian gate, near bus stop, opposite 150 Kurrajong Drive
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Old cork wood

This is where I started this managed patch because I’d seen this cork wood burn once and it is very Vulnerable to fire given its location and spreading habit and understory, which was dense buffel. This area is a common place for kids to play with fire/people to light fires
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Cork wood and Acacia, top of drain/ ditch

Buffel grows very densely on this slope after rain. These trees are very vulnerable. I weed sprayed the buffel after rain in 2017/8 and late 2018. Whipper snipper would be good in dry times, to remove the rank buffell
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Depression next to fire track

Water and seed, soil and nutrients run onto this area after rain. It cdd as n be quite lush, and not just with buffel. There are diverse native grasses here that have thrived from reduced buffel density. On the lower slope behind the soil is rocky, with Witchetty bush, small ironwoods and Supplejack
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Acacia murrayana, Colony Wattle

A resilient bush that puts up many stems from suckers. Hasn’t been my priority to protect because of this character. When it’s growing densely, it’s so mixed up with buffel that it’s hard to clear the buffel out. But in dry times buffel could possibly be cleared by whipper snipper
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Water pipe corridor

The water pipe to a house and rural block accessed off Undoolya Road was replaced in 2017/2018. This track, used by the construction vehicles, was not revegetated at all. With little rain it’s still bare. I dragged some deadwood over to discourage bikes- the mountain bike track is adjacent. At the start of the pipeline, an old cork wood (left of photo) is a favourite poo place for dogs. Perhaps they like the spikes cork wood leaves on their feet/bum?
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Cork wood and ironwoods

This small area has nice sitting rocks; for a rest from weeding.
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Young ironwood

Maybe 25 years old? Been through a few fires
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Acacia kempeana , Witchetty bush

Haven’t cleared the buffel from this one yet; would be good to do in dry times...it’s in a patch of good soil where buffel grows very dense after rain
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Mulga

One large Mulga, the only mulga in this part of the bush land. It’s not linked up with the other patches where I’ve cleared buffel, but it’s nearby and I’ve done some clearing and spraying under it because it’s a special tree
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Large ironwood

Cleared away dense buffel because it’s a prominent landscape tree, not contiguous with other cleared patches
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Ironwood and Desert Orange

Adjacent bike track. The ironwood is recovering from previous fire impacts; cleared round it to help its chances. The desert orange was flowering and had fresh growth late 2029, in spite of no rain. Might be loving having no buffel around it. The buffel clearing round these trees is not contiguous with other patches
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Desert orange

The euros love this tree. The ground is covered with roo poo. Do they eat the fallen fruit?
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Supplejack

One of many in this area; lovely twisted trees. Not contiguous with other buffel cleared patches, but close, so aiming to join it up
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Supplejack

Lovely twisted tree next to bike track
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Supplejack and hakea

The managed patch goes over the small ridge in the photo; trying to link the trees in this area with buffel free zone!
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Small ridge with Supplejack

Buffel here has mostly been sprayed when actively growing. Should cut it back in dry times, then spray any regrowth
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Hakea (long leaves) and Witchetty bush

Nice native grasses near here after rain,

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