Week 5 – Gorse

Monday, May 11 – Sunday, May 17

It’s time to attach the Gorse, which can be challenging. If it’s small enough then grub it out with the roots, pile it up and burn it. Cutting and painting stumps with concentrated herbicides is good for larger infestations.

Those sharp needles can hurt, so don plenty of protection before you start.

Our Gorse page describes what it looks like and the best ways to deal with it: http://blackwoodlandcare.org.au/our-problem-weeds/gorse/

And we’ve also got 2013 maps showing local infestations:

Barry’s Reef: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv0h8hsmfwn8wc7/Gorse_BarrysReef2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood East: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a6srp730zyayq2v/Gorse_BlackwoodEast2013.pdf?dl=0

Blackwood West: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y7i531znhygmm95/Gorse_BlackwoodWest2013.pdf?dl=0

Post your work on our Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlackwoodLandcare – or email to admin@blackwoodlandcare.org.au