Prickly Pear infestation at Yass Gorge, 22 Apr

Prickly Pear infestation at Yass Gorge, 22 Apr

Ross Webster enjoys the view as Geoff Robertson applies chemical to cut stumps.


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A working bee tackled the Prickly Pear infestation on top of the cliff within Yass Gorge. While we only seemed to make a small dent in the infestation, just starting to  tackle the problem led the group to think of ways of tackling it as hand removal was not only painful (darn spiny, hairy plants these prickly pears) but slow. Local landcare legend Ross Webster will follow up the day by spraying out the remaining plants to determine the effectiveness of chemical control.

This is one of the many activities of K2C's Being a Good Neighbour to the Bush project working with Friends of Yass Gorge........ Maya Potapowicz