One of our biggest challenges is to progressively remove non-locally indigenous and invasive plant species put in over large areas of the Park two decades ago and to revegetate. We are doing this because we consider it important for biodiversity and sustainability that the Park has integrity in representing the plant communities that existed within 5km of the CBD. This way the Park will more likely attract bird and insect species once common in the area.
We were very grateful to have the help of a team of 13 staff from the ANZ to assist our Friends team in clearing a large area on the hill between the southern edge of the Main Freshwater Lake and Horseshoe Lake. Quite thick trunks are cut by handsaw and hauled to the edge of the path, ready to be chipped and returned as mulch. This is hard, physical work and we continue to be impressed by the willingness of corporate teams to ‘put in’ in the way they do.