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Wombeyan Weed Whacking Weekend

The local landcare group are doing some conservation and management weekends again this year at Wombeyan. If you are interested in attending see their announcement below, their PDF flyer and contact Trissh Kidd ([email protected] or [email protected]) directly.

You are invited to attend one of the 2012 ‘Weed Whacking Weekends’ at Wombeyan Caves being run throughout this year.

Commencing in 2011, these weekends have thus far proven to be highly popular for a weekend away undertaking the treatment of exotic plant invaders within the immediate bushland interface of Wombeyan Caves. We have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people, all get out of the day-to-day and refresh in a beautiful karst environment. A complimentary cave tour is definite.

Please see the attached outline. Numbers are capped at 30 people – May is already halfway booked. October will fill quickly also, so book fast. Further information and itinerary available upon booking confirmation.

Jenolan Sycamore Weeding Weekends

National Parks and Jenolan are running a number of landcare weekends to clean exotic weeds. See the PDF flier for full information.

If you are interested in these weekends please apply directly using the contact details on the flier.

Jenolan Caves Volunteer Weekend – Sycamore Control

Present: Andrew Baker, Tessa Robson, and about 20 people who were equally as keen to destroy some sycamores.

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) is a native of Europe and that belongs to the Maple family (Aceraceae). Unfortunately, this fast growing deciduous tree is also very invasive. Within the Jenolan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve, sycamores have spread rapidly from the area around Caves House to almost the top of Oberon Hill. These trees grow in such densities that they outcompete the native vegetation and in many places there is no vegetation except sycamores. It has been estimated that since the 1980’s the area covered by sycamores has doubled in size.

This was the first of two volunteer Sycamore control weekends held in spring 2009 by the Lithgow-Oberon Landcare Association in conjunction with Jenolan Caves Trust and National Parks and Wildlife Service. The aim of these weekends is to eradicate some of these troublesome trees.

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Killing Maples at Jenolan

There will be a few combined landcare days at Jenolan later this year to drill and poison the nasty invasive maple trees in and around the reserve.  If you’re interested in attending these weekends (5/6 September and 31st October/1st November) please contact me and I’ll pass on your details.

Pete Brady