This is a project is being carried out by The South Lismore Duckpond Landcare Group. Started April 2013 This photo is taken looking west across the Southern end of the Duckpond. Kay and I have poisoned a number of Coral Trees to try and clear the section in front of the pond. May 2013 This photo is taken from the East bank looking towards Quarry Hill. 5/2013 These are the dead Coral Trees behind 25 Casino Street behind them is the Duckpond. 5/2013 In the foreground is Castor Oil Plant another Exotic Plant that needs to be removed. 5/2013 This is part of the section I am working to try and clear the Coral Trees and vines so the Duck Pond can be seen by people on the Eastern Bank. 6/2013 As usual the pile of dead Coral Trees continues to grow. 8/2013
I have started to cut a pathway from the rear of 33 Casino Street heading East and then we will turn North. 8/2014
A Decent pile of Coral Trees is starting-8/2014
As can be seen here there are some very large trees – 8/2014
The path ahead looks messy. 8/2014
This photo is slightly North of previous photo- 8/2014
These trees at the western end of the Pond will be poisoned. 8/2014
This is taken from the Eastern end of the Duck Pond. The water level is quite low at the moment. 8/2014
The Duck Pond from the South. 8/2014
The path opened up a little further today. 8/2014
A little further on a small opening in the trees. 8/2014
Looking North from where we are working 8/2014
Always more Coral Trees to get rid of – 8/2014
Looking from above into the area we are heading. 8/2014
Looking to the South/West you can now see the Duckpond-more to come. 8/2014
This is where I will clear a track to the eastern side of the duck pond, coming off Ostrom Street. 9/14
Starting to clear the track in from Ostrom Street. 9/2014
Continue Clearing 9/2014
Still Going 9/2014
A lot of cutting ahead. 9/2014
More Coral Trees. 9/2014
This is the West side of the centre of the Duckpond. 9/2014
Looking into the Centre. 9/2014
The first section of road being cleared by Craig Allan and Bobcat. 9/2014
Further down the road-Craig is clearing in the Bobcat. 9/2014
Continuing on clearing as we go. 9/2014
Just starting to get into more open areas. 9/2014
Clearing now picking up pace. 9/2014
Craig Allan-very generous with his time and equipment and an excellent operator. 9/2014
Into the centre open section. 9/2014
This heads to the gutter running through the Duckpond 9/2014
Shindaiwa Chainsaw 70+ / Coral Trees Nil-9/2014
I Built a bridge over the gully for access to Eastern side, and paid for the timber needed. 9/2014
Northern end of Duck Pond from across Leycester Creek – 9/2014
We have been doing quite a bit of clearing and you can see the results. 9/2014
This is more to the South. 9/2014
Showing the Clearing done from the Southern Bank. 9/2014
We pulled all the Coral Trees out of the Pond and cleared the bank. 9/2014
A stool I made was “dug” in on the Eastern bank 9/2014
This is the northern end of the Duck Pond taken from across Leycester Creek 9/2014
This area I am told was used as a training ground for a Rugby League team. 9/2014
I am clearing at rear of 35 Casino Street. 9/2014
Job Done – 9/2014
One of the folk that back on to the Pond has lost their view with the Coral Tree invasion. 10/2014
Over thirty Coral Trees later, view is restored. 10/2014
I cut down/poisoned 8 Coral Trees and then cleared the area for a Carpark. 10/2014
Cut down/poisoned 3 Coral trees and cleared area, thus opening up the approach to the bridge. 10/2014
I have been clearing around these Coral Trees to make it easier/safer for injecting and cutting. These are North of the bridge. 10/2014
16/10/14-This is the same grove taken on the Eastern side.
This grove of Coral Trees is to the South of the bridge, poisoning these has commenced. 10/2014
This is the Southern section at front all cleaned out ready for poisoning/removal. 10/2014
This area adjacent to the Pond-NE corner is the next for me to clear. 10/2014
This is to the left of previous photo 10/2014
I have started on the cutting 11/2014
Cutting/clearing now done. 11/2014
We have stacked the cut timber into 3 piles like this one. 11/2014
11/14-The Duck Pond is drying out.
This is the area leading to the bridge. 11/2014
5/3/15-South bank behind 35 Casino Street.
5/3/15-I have started clearing-Dumping is always prevalent.
6/3/15-I purchased Plants and have begun planting.
12/3/15-More clearing done and more plants gone in.
12/3/15-Rear of 35 Casino Street cleaned out.
9/3/15-Start on clearing Leycester Creek Bank. Shane did some of the cutting here.
9/3/15-Cleared enough so far to see the water.
31/3/15-Bulldozer starting on big clean up, the Group paid for about 60% of this. Sue and Derek paid the remainder.
31/3/15-Cleared at southern bank
31/3/15-Clearing done Eastern Bank
31/3/15-Clearing further along Eastern Bank.
31/3/15-Clearing down to Leycester Creek.
31/3/15-Only the bank itself left to clear
31/3/15-Centre area cleared.
31/3/15-Looking into the NE corner.
31/3/15-Looking into the NW corner.
31/3/15-Looking South along central gully.
31/3/15-Looking South through the centre section.
31/3/15-Looking North from Top of Bank.
31/3/15-Looking towards the Pond from top of Bank.
11/4/15-I bought these plants and they are the first plantings to go in on the flat.
13/4/15-The third picnic table I paid for and built has been placed about 40 metres from the river.
2/5/15-Minor Flood-Looking towards Leycester Creek.
23/5/15-Clearing Bank at Working Bee.
23/5/15-More clearing this time looking west.
14/6/15-First Plants going in on river bank.
14/6/15-Steps to Duck Pond have been fitted. Constructed offsite by Don Metcalfe and DG. Will be finished at next Working Bee.
28/6/15-We finished the steps at this working bee and started to plant along either side.
11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.
10/8/15-Top of track in from Ostrom Street-opened up and gravel laid.
10/8/15-Further down track-heavy gravel laid in very muddy area-Mick Santin has been very generous helping with the Gravel.
11/8/15-Forest Mulcher has gone along top of Bank..
11/8/15-Northern end of central gully cleared-a little more needs to be done near river.
11/8/15-FEDC Forest Mulcher working at top of bank.
11/8/15-Tom Thumb’s Bob Cat pushing Coral Trees up bank.
11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.
19/9/15 – Aerial view of main Eastern area.
19/9/15 – Central area and Duck Pond.
19/9/15 – Leycester Creek looking West-on left is Duck Pond area.
19/9/15 – Leycester Creek looking North towards Railway Bridge.
11/10/15-Working Bee-Planting on the banks of Leycester Creek
30/11/15-I have put in 50 trees in this area.
30/11/15- The lawns are starting to look really good. Diana has done a lot of work here.
2/12/15-I made a start on clearing along the Ostrom Street Frontage.
8/12/15-Garden Shed donated by Peta, assembled and in place.
16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher put in a short time in Ostrom Street for a excellent result.
16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher making a start on the Western Bank of the Gully.
16/1/16-The machine working on the last tree in the allocated time.
16/1/16-The finished area looking South.
16/1/16-Pipes being laid near bridge for heavy vehicle crossing.
16/1/16-Road Base brought in for road.
6/3/16- 250 Lomandra planted at Working Bee.
26/1/16-First Plantings by Sue and I in Ostrom Street.
29/1/16-I removed a number of Coral Trees to get access to this She Oak, vines were removed, tree is recovering and growing.
March 2016-250 Lomandra plants put in at Working Bee.
March 2016-Local Cub Group lend a hand planting 45 trees.
April 2016-Some of the trees that were planted near the pond, growing well.
April 2016-Bobcat has spread gravel on Causeway.
April 2016-A row of Water Gums planted along track to West end of Duck Pond
26/4/16-The area where the extended carpark will go.
26/4/16-I did the mowing with All Terrain mower and have made a start on the vines and Coral Trees.
26/4/16-These are Coral Trees I had poisoned many months ago. They are at the North/East tip of the Pond.
26/4/16-I have cut the trees down. Next job is to cut them into sections so they can be removed.
30/4/16-Dead trees have been cleared. A little more of a clear up and planting can begin.
The Track in from Ostrom Street has been widened for safety-This is close to the bridge.
30/4/16-This is the section in the middle of the track.
30/4/16-The top of the track.
23/5/16-I am starting on track to get access to large paddock.
25/5/16-Further along cutting entrance through Corals
30/5/16-I have cut through last section before paddock.
30/5/16-This is the paddock that will be slashed and prepared for planting.
June 16-This clearing towards the river from the Causeway
June 2016-These large She Oaks are now cleared, we will be able to plant in this area.
June 2016- Flood-Looking from the Southern side accross the Pond.
June 2016-Flood looking from the East to the S/W.
June 2016-A lot of work went into clearing the Compound on Ostrom Street, major work done by our 4 ladies.
June 2016-I cleared this bank and then purchased Lomandra and Bottlebrush , and planted, then mulch added, with Sue and Kays help.
3/7/16-I have been clearing this area for National Tree Day-Looking North
2/7/16-Looking South in the paddock, where I did a lot of cutting and clearing.
28/7/16-Large Green Waste Pile.
2/8/16-The Green Waste gone, area cleared at last.
10/8/16-I removed Lantana bushes and 2 small Coral Trees on Track
10/8/16-Myself, Sue, Tanya cleared 3 piles of waste and planted 34 trees. Ostrom Street Entrance.
6/8/16-I have started to cut vines growing over trees in Front Garden.
15/8/16-LHS of track-Sue, Kay and I have cleared and have started planting.
18/8/16-LCC drain on East side very overgrown.
22/8/16-I have managed to clear the East side.
22/8/16-Western side of drain before clearing.
September 2016-Western Paddock with the first plantings.
11/2016-Posts that I made up, now in place and chain added, near bridge.
11/2016-Clearing down River Track
11/2016-I am starting to clear south side of track.
12/2016-Clearing along North side of Pond
12/2016- Steve Cubis very kindly assisting.
12/2016-Looking accross Eastern field to North side of Pond
12/2016- I have been clearing near Pond.
1/2017-This area was a wetland-seeing if it can be rehabilitated.
1/2017-I have started to clear south bank of Compound
2/2017-Cutting path to start at rear of compound
2/2017-I built and paid for the Wharf and brought in 5 loads of Gravel to form firm base.
1/3/17- Eastern area of Creek Bank.
7/3/17-Centre area for recreation.
7/3/17-Looking accross Pond Garden to the Creek.
7/3/17-Sue and myself have made great progress in Ostrom Street Garden.
7/3/17-Looking towards Picnic area trees from Bridge.
7/3/17-Western side of drain after I have been clearing.
18/4/17-Central Area after Flood.
18/4/17-Central Area looking South after flood.
18/4/17-Looking North along Gully.
18/4/17-Large logs have come down river and were deposited on our picnic tables.
21/4/17-Logs have been cut to allow me to repair the picnic tables, Tanya did the stacking. From this time for next
5/6 weeks I worked alone repairing flood damage.
26/4/17-Work starting on Riverbank Project.
26/4/17-Excavator continuing to clear Coral Trees for access to area for rehabilitation.
5/5/17-This area was almost impassable before the flood-incredible power in the water to do this.
3/6/17-Debris cleared from Compound. Susan and I paid for the Clearing of this area.
3/6/17-Starting Clearing south End of Ostrom Street Garden, which Sue and I also paid for.
3/6/17-Area cleared for Planting.
3/6/17-Further Clearing on the eastern side.
3/6/17-Starting on North Side of Drain
This is the last section I worked on.
3/6/17-This is the South side of the Drain.
3/6/17-This is the West section of the Drain.
5/6/17-West section of Drain now cleared
5/6/17-This is the south side of the drain cleared.
5/6/17-This shows the North side of the drain cleared.
9/6/17-The Green Army have now planted this area (Pink Markers)