Hernes Bank-Eastern side of Creek

-This is the area on the East side of the Creek. This will be cleared and we will plant indigenous trees.
-Still the East Side.
-Further down the bank.
-Clearing Underway.

More

More Clearing-Coral Trees stumps all poisoned.

-North End of bank almost finished.
-Clearing done at South End.
-More clearing done-Centre
Bank has now been Cleared.
First Plantings-120 Tubestock.
Second Planting-130 Tubestock.
Third Planting 120 Tubestock

 

Hollingworth Creek Bridge Area

22/9/15 -Large tree fallen across creek and blocking debris.2/7 /18-This is not a good start

 

222/9/15 - This looks interesting-hopefully it will pull out.
2/7/18 – This looks interesting-hopefully it will pull out.
22/9/15- Another blockage at the Eastern corner behind the Mower Shop.
2/7/18- Another blockage at the Eastern corner behind the Mower Shop.
22/9/15-Blockage continues.
2/7/18-Blockage continues.
22/9/15 - Further problems around the corner.
2/7/18 – Further problems around the corner.
22/9/15 - Looking North/West across creek.
2/7/18 – Looking North/West across creek.
22/9/15 - Looking towards the Chocolate Factory.
2/7/18 – Looking towards the Chocolate Factory.
22/9/15 - The creek bank beside the factory.
2/7/18 – The creek bank to the East of the factory.
22/9/15 = Looking West
2/7/18- Looking West
22/9/15 - More Blockages to contend with.
2/7/18 – More Blockages to contend with.
22/9/15 - Debris caught on pipe supports near bridge.
2/7/18- Debris caught on pipe supports near bridge.
22/9/15- More debris directly under bridge.
2/7/18- More debris directly under bridge.
22/9/15=Another photo from the West looking under the bridge.
2/7/18=Another photo from the West looking under the bridge.
22/9/15-Western side of Bridge.
2/7/18-Western side of Bridge.
22/9/15=Minor blockage a little further upstream.
2/7/18=Minor blockage a little further upstream.
22/9/15-A more substantial blockage further down.
2/7/18-A more substantial blockage further down.
22/9/15-Floating Debris near end of project.
2/7/18-Floating Debris near end of project.
22/9/15= More debris and logs.
2/7/18= More debris and logs.
22/9/15= Looking East from Hollingworth Bridge.
2/7/18= Looking East from Hollingworth Bridge.
22/9/15=Higher shot from Bridge.
2/7/18=Higher shot from Bridge.

 

Headwaters of Hollingworth Creek

 

This is the valley where the creek starts-Rifle Range Hill is on the RHS.
This is the valley where the creek starts-Rifle Range Hill is on the RHS.
This is the first section of the creek I could photograph.
This is the first section of the creek I could photograph.
Due to the flooding the creek has widened here.
Due to the flooding the creek has widened here.
The creek after crossing Rifle Range Road.
The creek after crossing Rifle Range Road.
The creek here is running North parallel to Rifle Range Road.
The creek here is running North parallel to Rifle Range Road.
This small stream joins the main creek near Rifle Range Road.
This stream appears to be the main creek coming in from the South near Rifle Range Road.
28/8/14-This is the creek during minor flooding.
28/8/14-This is the creek during minor flooding.

 

This is the creek at Ruanes Lane-Tuncester.
This is the creek at Ruanes Lane-Tuncester.

 

This is a second stream at Ruanes Lane
This is a second stream at Ruanes Lane
This is looking west from Ruanes Lane.
This is looking west from Ruanes Lane.

 

Looking East from Ruanes Lane.
Looking East from Ruanes Lane.

 

The creek running along the Tuncester Flat getting close to town.
The creek running along the Tuncester Flat getting close to town.

 

 

This is the crossing at Caniaba Street.
This is the crossing at Caniaba Street.
24/11/15-Wilson St, Taken from South side
24/11/15-Wilson St, Taken from South side
24/11/15-End of Wilson St. LCC clearing Creek for crossing.
24/11/15-End of Wilson St. LCC clearing Creek for crossing.

 

Western Hollingworth Creek

These areas are private land. With the permission of the owners we will gradually clear the banks, then we give the owners a variety of trees and shrubs to start the job of planting out the area. We called back to these areas to give any help that may be required.
westernhollingworthcreek__001March 2013-This is the Western end of our work on the Southern bank so far. The Coral Trees have been cleared and many stumps dug out and the grass is starting to cover the bare ground. Hopefully this area will be planted out soon. A major blockage was cleared under these trees.
westernhollingworthcreek__002March 2013-The following photos are of the northern side of the creek which as you can see needs a lot of work to clear.
westernhollingworthcreek__003April 2013-Northern Bank behind 44 Newbridge Street-Corals are starting to die back after poisoning.
westernhollingworthcreek__004April 2013-Looking onto 44 Newbridge Street after Corals have died.
westernhollingworthcreek__005April 2013-This is looking up onto Number 42.
westernhollingworthcreek__006April 2013-Vines, Coral, Privet and Camphor Trees dominate the bank. Under this was cement, bitumen, tiles and bricks.
westernhollingworthcreek__007April 2013-Work is beginning on the northern bank behind 40 Newbridge Street.
westernhollingworthcreek__00825 April 2013-Coral Trees cut down, they seem to always go in the creek. Some clearing completed on RHS.
westernhollingworthcreek__009April 2013-Clearing ongoing as seen from the southern bank. At the log in the lower right of picture was quite a bad blockage that took some time to clear.
westernhollingworthcreek__010April 2013-Clearing the top of the bank-under here was concrete, steel, bessa blocks, even a Holden Engine. That is a large section of Madeira Vine at RH bottom.
westernhollingworthcreek__011May 2013-Clean up is going well-unfortunately at the top you can see some of the cement, blocks and tyres appearing where they have been dumped.
westernhollingworthcreek__012May 2013-Clearing is almost finished. Main obstacles from now are cement pipes and blocks.
westernhollingworthcreek__01322 May 2013-Bottom section well cleared, along the top we found a Holden engine!
westernhollingworthcreek__014May 2013-On this side we have a lot of the material removed. In the foreground is a girder that Kay and I hand winched out of the creek. The large cement structure we broke into pieces with a sledge hammer so we could carry away the waste.
westernhollingworthcreek__015May 2013-There is always a large pile of Coral Trees.
westernhollingworthcreek__016July 2013-Looking up onto Number 42 after clearing.
westernhollingworthcreek__01719 July 2013-Number 42, we are starting to clear the fence line on the LHS.
westernhollingworthcreek__01823 July 2013-Fence line has been cleared to stop undergrowth coming back onto property.
westernhollingworthcreek__01923 July 2013-I have dug out 3 more Coral stumps and the owners are planting the trees and shrubs supplied. From now we just keep an eye on noxious plants and any regrowth.
westernhollingworthcreek__020July 2013-Job almost completed at 40. Another load of chip to go in and add a few plants to finish. Note that the creek is swollen.
westernhollingworthcreek__021July 2013-The last of the chip has been put in on the RHS, the owners wish to try and grass the area in the front.
westernhollingworthcreek__022July 2013-The area is finished, it has been a difficult job because of the incredible amount of concrete etc. we had to carry out.
westernhollingworthcreek__023July 2013-Another picture of the finished job.

Hollingworth Creek Restoration

I commenced work on cleaning this area which is Parish land on the southern side of Hollingworth Creek in 2008.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__0012008-Hollingworth Creek winding its way from the river out to the Tuncester flats.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__002
2008-Wilson River at Lismore. Hollingworth Creek enters the river on the LHS just past the lower bridge over the Wilson River.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__003July 2008- The lantana, privet and vines started at the top of this photo. It was so thick you could not see the creek from where this photo was taken. There were 11 Coral Trees. The vines had grown to the top of the mature trees you can see in the foreground.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__004July 2008- This area was covered in thick grass reeds and there were 3 Coral trees that needed clearing. On the far bank another 2 Coral Trees were cleared.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__005July 2008- This bank was heavily infested with asparagus, balloon, convulvus vines, privet and lantana. This area had been used for illegal dumping of concrete, tiles, bricks and timber. Also the usual Coral trees.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__006
September 2008-Presentation of Table to Nev Steenson, a very good worker for the school and Parish over many years.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__007May 2009-Minor Flooding before planting had really got underway.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__008May 2009-Minor Flood
hollingworthcreekrestoration__009January 2010-The first trees are underway.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__010January 2010-Early Growth of Lomandra and a few trees.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__011January 2010-4 Plants are growing on Eastern Corner of Gardens.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__012January 2010-Bottom section-grass growing back.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__013August 2010-a small Blackwood and a few shrubs.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__014August 2010-Eastern garden a Red Cedar and a few River Oak.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__015August 2010-Nevs Table and the start of the Western Garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__016October 2010-Blackwood in foreground and Red Cedar on RHS.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__017February 2011-Eastern Garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__018February 2011-Lomandra and Lilly Pilly doing very well here.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__019February 2011-Bottom section looking good.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__020May 2011-Western end of main garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__021May 2011-Main garden coming along.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__022June 2011-Blue Quandong and Red Cedar. Cedars are being attacked by the Tip Moth.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__023June 2011-Lower section adjoining creek.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__024June 2011-Western End of main garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__02521 June 2012-Eastern Garden
hollingworthcreekrestoration__02621 June 2012-Blue Quandong, Red Cedar and Blackwood doing very well.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__02721 June 2012-Lomandra and Lilly Pilly group were amongst first planted.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__02821 June 2012-Another shot of main garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__02921 June 2012-Many Lomandra plants put in through here.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03025 July 2012-Plants just starting in this garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03125 July 2012-Main Garden looking East.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03225 July 2012-Western garden has been planted.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03325 July 2012-4 Bangalow Palms planted.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03425 July 2012-Planting done in Western garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03516 September 2012-Starting to plant out the bank with Lomandra.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__0369 September 2012-The second garden established below the main garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__0379 September 2012-Plants just starting.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__038February 2013-Blue Quandong and Lilly Pilly doing well.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__03929 January 2013-The gaps are gradually going and being filled with trees and shrubs.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__040January 2013-Minor Flooding-looking upstream.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__041January 2013-Minor Flooding-below main garden.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__042February 2013-This area right next to the creek seems to be quite slow growing. This garden is known as Kays garden as it was her idea and she did the bulk of the work setting it up.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__04317 February 2013-Loooking at the main garden from Child Care Centre.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__04417 February 2013-Growth of plants in lower garden very evident.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__04517 February 2013-Second section of garden has been added.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__04617 February 2013-Third garden added, note Lomandra and Lilly Pilly how well they are doing.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__0473 April 2013-Main Garden-very pleased with this.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__048
19 April 2013-The main garden is going really well. The lower garden a little slow.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__04920/8/2013-Main Garden seems to be growing well.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__05020/8/2013-Western end of main garden is flourishing.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__05120/8/2013-Lower gardens are now growing steadily.
hollingworthcreekrestoration__05220/8/2013-Eastern Garden lost two trees to some type of insect/fungus attack. Red Cedars still being attacked by Tip Moths.

Main Garden looking East
Main Garden looking East

 

26/8/14 -Main Garden looking West
26/8/14 -Main Garden looking West

 

Kay's Garden
Kay’s Garden

 

Lower Garden section-this was the last one planted.
Lower Garden section-this was the last one planted.

 

28/8/14-Flooding over causeway-Table just visible.
28/8/14-Flooding over causeway-Table just visible.
Flooding to the left of causeway.
Flooding to the left of causeway.
This area that has been rehabilitated has been awarded Land for Wildlife Status.A very prestigious Award.
This area that has been rehabilitated has been awarded Land for Wildlife Status.A very prestigious Award.
April 2016-Showing Growth in Trees since 2014.
April 2016-Showing Growth in Trees since 2014.
April 2016- As Above
April 2016- Kay’s Garden
April 2016-Lower Section of Garden.
April 2016-Lower Section of Garden.
April 2016-Eastern Section/ Top
April 2016-Eastern Section/ Top
April-2016-Front Section Of Garden.
April-2016-Front Section Of Garden.

Northern Side Hollingworth Creek

This area is made up of three private blocks running parallel to Newbridge Street. In numbers of Coral Trees it has been the most we have had to clear up to this time. We commenced work in July 2013 and finished in December 2013.
nthside111 July 2013-Area behind 18-24 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__00211 July 2013-Area behind 20-26 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__00511 July 2013-This is behind 26 Newbridge Street.
22newbridge11 July 2013-Creek behind about 22 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__00611 July 2013- Behind 22 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__00711 July 2013-Behind 26 Newbridge Street.
24newbridge11 July 2013-Behind 24 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0091 August 2013-All along the creek Corals are dying after poisoning.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01014 September 2013-More Corals have been cut down-these are cut into manageable lengths and carried to the piles.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01120 September 2013-Logs blocking the creek were winched out of the creek today and some of the trees in the photo have been cut down.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01220 September 2013-6 Coral Trees cut down and removed, looking upto 26-28 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01319 September 2013-A Large section of exotic Cassia has been removed and three smaller Coral Trees tangled up with the Cassia are gone.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01419 September 2013-This eastern end has been cleared of Coral Trees and planting of Indigenous Native plants has begun.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0155 October 2013-Behind 24-26 Newbridge Street-Corals cleared.
28newbridge5 October 2013-Last of the Corals cut down behind 28 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0177 October 2013-Looking North East at 16/18/20 Newbridge Street. Clearing almost finished, we need to cut stumps off.
NorthernSideHollingworth__01926 October 2013-What a difference it makes when the piles of Coral Trees are gone.
NorthernSideHollingworth__02026 October 2013-This is the area behind 16-22 Newbridge Street, only the stumps need to be cut off to finish and then more planting can be done.
truck26 October 2013-Steve Cubis Tree Services so very kindly donated his time and machinery to pick up the Coral trees that have been cut down.
NorthernSideHollingworth__02226 October 2013-I am cutting up the last large tree while Steve fills another truckload.
stumps26 October 2013-We are gradually working along this bank cutting stumps down to a lower level.
NorthernSideHollingworth__02426 October 2013-The 2 very large Coral Trees are down and cut up for removal.
tractors26 October 2013-Steve Cubis in the excavator loading Les Armstrong’s Lousiville. Les kindly took a couple of loads to the tip for us.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0262 November 2013-This is the southern side looking west finally cleared of all Coral trees and cleared of waste. This is behind 24-26 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0272 November 2013-This is the southern side looking to the East. This is also cleared of Coral Trees and the waste disposed of.
NorthernSideHollingworth__0282 November 2013-This is the Northern side behind 24-26 Newbridge Street-some stumps to be cut back and final removal of the last Coral tree waste.
flood14 November 2013-Minor flooding after 2 storms.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03014 November 2014-Minor flooding behind 16-18 Newbridge Street.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03117 November 2013-Eastern end all clear now.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03217 November 2013- Central section ready now for planting.
plantstake17 November 2013-Western section also clear now.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03429 November 2013- Planting of about 120 trees and shrubs has been done so far.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03529 November 2013-All Clearing done-plants have gone in. In the foreground was a very large Lantana bush and about 3 utility loads of steel, wood,glass,foam etc.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03629 November 2013-Lower section in creek bank to be planted out next week with swamp loving trees.
NorthernSideHollingworth__03729 November 2013-This section has been planted out, lets hope they all grow.
coralcreek9 December 2013-Coral Tree has fallen into creek after storm. I have cut the top out of the tree, now we have to try and cut the remainder into sections that we can remove from the creek.
ygum9 December 2013-We have planted out this section with about 60 Rainforest Trees.
seats9 December 2013- I made a table and stool in the hope people would have a place to relax and enjoy the creek and nature. This is at the end of Crown Street.

28/8/14-Flooding behind Newbridge Street.
28/8/14-Flooding behind Newbridge Street.

 

Looking East along creek.
28/8/14 Looking East along creek.

 

Northern Riverview Park

This project runs from behind 158 Union Street to the Wilson River.
northernriverview__0012 January 2014-This is a badly overgrown area at the Northern end of Riverview Park-Lot 168
northernriverview__0024 January 2014-Coral Trees, Billy Goat Weed, Convulvus Vine all will have to be cleared.
northernriverview__0034 January 2014-Shot of the creek (it is in there somewhere) looking East. Once again mostly exotic trees and weeds-Lot 168
trucks4 January 2014-Looking along the creek where it comes into the open, a couple of Coral Trees to be cut out, but not too bad.
northernriverview__0054 January 2014-A shot further down where some hard work will be needed.
northernriverview__0064 January 2014-Mulbery trees will be checked as you can get a Native tree as well as exotic Mulberry Trees.
northernriverview__0074 January 2014-There are quite a few Coral Trees to clear here.
northernriverview__0084 January 2014-This is the start of the LCC ground from where we will commence-Lot 168
northernriverview__009This is the Creek behind 158 Union Street.
northernriverview__010Behind 158 are some of the biggest Coral Trees I have seen.
northernriverview__011This is one of the major blockages to be cleared-Lot 160
northernriverview__012There are a number of Lomandra growing here which is good to see Lot 160
northernriverview__013This area is quite overgrown and a few Mulberry Trees are here that we are checking if they are native or exotic Lot 162
northernriverview__014Another blockage to be cleared Lot 164
northernriverview__015Unfortunately dumping here has been taking place like most of the creek that I have worked on-Lot 160
northernriverview__016Large Coral Tree fallen across the creek- Lot 160
northernriverview__017A large blockage here will take a bit of effort to clear-Lot 162.
northernriverview__018Very Dense undergrowth in many sections, like here impassable Lot 164.
northernriverview__019A small Whalebone tree trying to stay alive amongst the exotic vines.
northernriverview__020A blockage on the left to be cleared and a Mulberry Tree to check-Lot 164.
northernriverview__021More blockages, I do not think these will be much fun-Lot 164.
northernriverview__022This time a minor blockage-Lot 162.
northernriverview__023Overgrowth coming down to the creek-Near the start of Hernes Area.
northernriverview__024This is the creek closer to the river. You can see there are still more Coral Trees to be removed.
northernriverview__025This large tree is one of 4 that has fallen across the creek onto the western side-Lot 166.
northernriverview__026Part of the undergrowth looking North-Upper area of 166.
northernriverview__0274/1/14 – These are just a few of the Coral Trees coming through the undergrowth. As can be seen the creek has been always used as a dumping ground-Lower area 166.
northernriverview__0286/2014 – The Coral Trees are dying now after poisoning with Roundup. This is the Northern end-Lot 158.
northernriverview__0296/2014 – These are Coral Trees at the Southern end dying back now-Lot 168.
northernriverview__0306/2014 – The first clearing has started. This is the Southern end. There is actually a creek in there after all-Lot 168.
northernriverview__031This area almost cleared, still a number of logs in creek on the RHS of photo-Lot 168.
northernriverview__032One blockage cleared here another 3 or 4 to go-Lot 168
northernriverview__033Starting to clear further down western bank, already cut down about 45 Coral Trees-Lot 168.
northernriverview__034When clearing you do not always like what you find. A very large tyre and a major blockage-Lot 168.

DSCN0446The large tyre removed and the blockage cleared. This job took about 4 hours work and I still need to continue tidying the banks where the rubbish was pulled from the blockage-Lot 168

DSCN0503This is looking up the creek from the next photo all the clearing is done, however, this leaves a lot to pick up and take away-Lot 166.

DSCN0502This area is now fairly clean. We will start to spread more wood chip and plant out the banks. I have walked the creek and removed a lot of plastic, another tyre and a lot of rotting wood. Another blockage cleared to the left of this photo. This picture is roughly the same area depicted in photo 3-Lot 168.

Another view of southern bank, creek cleared and wood chip done
Another view of southern bank, creek cleared and wood chip done
We have wood chip on the bank now upto Block 166
We have wood chip on the bank now upto Block 166

 

More Clearing done in this area removal of green waste to be done.
More Clearing done in this area removal of green waste to be done-Lot 166.
Creek badly blocked here
Creek badly blocked here-Lot 164
Blockage cleared, I will get into creek and remove last of blockage
Blockage cleared, I will get into creek and remove last of blockage
These tree trunks have been pulled out of the creek with the 4WD
These tree trunks have been pulled out of the creek with the 4WD-Lot 168
Unhooking chains from the 3rd log from the creek blockage
Unhooking chains from the 3rd log from the creek blockage
Clean up underway and chipping trees at northern end of project.
Clean up underway and chipping trees at northern end of project-Lot 158.
Steve Cubis Tree Felling has been very generous with his time and equipment.
Steve Cubis Tree Lopping has been very generous with his time and equipment.
Large logs which will not go through chipper. They will be cut into small section for disposal.
Large logs which will not go through chipper. I will cut them into small section for disposal-Lot 158.
Coral trees have been pulled up bank and put through chipper.
Coral trees have been pulled up bank and put through chipper-lot 158.

DSCN0527Another Blockage evident. The stakes in the background are small native trees we have found amongst the rubbish-Lot 160.

Centre section of project-stakes indicating more trees to save-this top section cleared.
Centre section of project-stakes indicating more trees to save-this top section cleared-Lot 162-164.
Notice in the creek the last blockage to be cleared and that the last of the trees and undergrowth are now all down.
Notice in the creek the last blockage to be cleared and that the last of the trees and undergrowth are now all down Lot 162-164.
This is a stand of Sweet Myrtle (Gossia Fragrantaissimia) a very rare tree.
This is a stand of Sweet Myrtle (Gossia Fragrantaissimia) a very rare tree-Lot 164.

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This is the area where illegal dumping has taken place. Because of its content the Council are checking what is there-lot 160.

New section behind 158-have used brushcutter to clear area
New section behind 158-have used brushcutter to clear area

 

This area is a little further round than previous photo-once again clearing and disposing rubbish
This area is a little further round than previous photo-once again clearing and disposing rubbish
There were 2 blockages here-fairly easily removed.
There were 2 blockages here-fairly easily removed.
On National Tree Day on Sunday we planted 78 trees and shrubs.
On National Tree Day on Sunday we planted 78 trees and shrubs-Lot 168.
This is the area behind 166 Union-all trees removed -need to rake up what is left and dig out stumps.
This is the area behind 166 Union-all trees removed -need to rake up what is left and dig out stumps-Lot 166.
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    This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up doneThis is another photo taken a little higher up

  • This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up done
  • This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up done
This a minor blockage downstream from where I have been working.
This a minor blockage downstream from where I have been working.

 

This major blockage is just before the minor block shown previously-this will be a serious job.
This major blockage is just before the minor block shown previously-this will be a serious job-Lot 168.
This is 166 from the top-all clear.
This is 166 from the top-all clear.

 

This is 164/162-top has been cleared and we are starting to barrow in wood chip.
This is 164/162-top has been cleared and we are starting to barrow in wood chip.

 

4.5hrs later-major blockage gone.
4.5hrs later-major blockage gone-Lot 168.
7 metres of wood chip shovel/barrow and top section of 164 covered.
7 metres of wood chip shovel/barrow and top section of 164 covered.
23/8/14-Creek swollen by overnight rains
23/8/14-Creek swollen by overnight rains

 

Another photo taken from the North
23/8/14 – Another photo taken from the North
The water continued to rise.
24/8/14 – The water continued to rise.

 

Flooding further up creek.
24/8/14 – Flooding further up creek
This is the Northern section of the last 600metres to the Wilson River
27/10/14 – This is the Northern section of the last 600 metres to the Wilsons River
This is the same section of the creek looking towards the river
27/10/14 – This is the same section of the creek looking towards the river
Clearing this area of Coral Trees is underway.
2/11/14 – Clearing this area of Coral Trees is underway.
This area is up river from previous photo.
5/11/14 – This area is up river from previous photo.
This is next to previous photo.
5/11/14 – This is next to previous photo-ready for clearing.
Clearing Underway.
5/11/14 – Clearing Underway.
Starting to clear second section.
5/11/14 – Starting to clear second section.
Cutting of all Coral Trees is underway in this section.
21/11/14 – Cutting of all Coral Trees is underway in this section.
That is the last of the cutting. I have already cut ahead to the mouth of the creek. Last Coral down on this project. Thank Heavens!!
21/11/14 – That is the last of the cutting. I have already cut ahead to the mouth of the creek. Last Coral down on this project. Thank Heavens!!
Next job is wading the creek and removing rubbish and blockages.
21/11/14 – Next job is wading the creek and removing rubbish and blockages.
Another load for the green waste recycling centre.
23/11/14 – Another load for the green waste recycling centre.
I have dragged all the Coral Trees into a pile for disposal.
23/11/14 – I have dragged all the Coral Trees into a pile for disposal.
Blockage near Hernes
13/9/14 – Blockage near Hernes
A little further along from previous photo.
13/9/14 – A little further along from previous photo.
More work to do.
13/9/14 – More work to do.
Behind the trees-another blockage.
13/9/14 – Behind the trees-another blockage.

This is on the western end of the blockages.                               13/9/14 – Maybe the 4WD and chains will be needed here.

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This was part of one of the blockages. Thank you 4WD
24/11/14 – This was part of one of the blockages. Thank you 4WD
Trees have been chipped and clean up done.
28/11/14 – Trees have been chipped and clean up done.
First section opened up.
28/11/14-First section opened up.
Second Section now cleared.
28/11/14 – Second Section now cleared.

Final clean up done -All Coral tree stumps have been dug out-Planting next.10/12/14 – Final Clean up done-All smaller Coral tree stumps dug out-Planting next

This section a little further down the creek-also ready for planting.
10/12/14 – This section a little further down the creek-also ready for planting.
Planting has started in the first section.
14/12/14 – Planting has started in the first section.
Last of the stumps dug out and trees and Lomandra planted.
6/1/15 – Last of the stumps dug out and trees and Lomandra planted-This section finished-Lot 166.
This area at Northern nd of Park all planted out, except for top section of rise in the background, awaiting better weather as this is a very dry area.
6/1/15 – This area at Northern end of Park all planted out, except for top section of rise in the background, awaiting better weather as this is a very dry area-Lot 168.
This area cleared -LCC are coming to clear creek with excavator.
20/1/15 – This area cleared -LCC are coming to clear creek
with excavator.
This is the last section to the Wilson River-Almost there.
20/1/15 – This is the last section to the Wilson River-Almost there.
This section has been cleared of regrowth and I have 30 plants to go in.
5/2/15 – This section has been cleared of regrowth and I have 30 plants to go in.
20/2/15-Creek starting to rise-Lot 168
20/2/15-Creek starting to rise-Lot 168
20/2/15-Flooding below Hernes.
20/2/15-Flooding below Hernes.
20/2/15-Looking upstream from Pump Station.
20/2/15-Looking upstream from Pump Station.
21/2/15-Water still rising-Lot 166/168
21/2/15-Water still rising-Lot 166/168
21/2/15- Looking upstream from Pump Station.
21/2/15- Looking upstream from Pump Station.
26/3/15-LCC has cleared last section of Creek.
26/3/15-LCC has cleared last section of Creek.
26/3/15-Second section cleared-water is clearing up.
26/3/15-Second section cleared-water is clearing up.
26/3/15-This is the third section that has been cleared
26/3/15-This is the third section that has been cleared
15/4/15-Starting to clear the large Coral trees I poisoned about 18months ago.
15/4/15-Starting to clear the large Coral trees I poisoned about 18months ago.
15/4/15-Further along the creek ore more trees being removed.
15/4/15-Further along the creek are more trees being removed.
17/4/15-Still more to be done.
17/4/15-Still more to be done.
28/4/15- Starting on dead Corals upstream from last photos.
28/4/15- Starting on dead Corals upstream from last photos.
8/5/15- Debris that needs cleaning after flood.
8/5/15- Debris that needs cleaning after flood.
30/6/15-Sue and myself started planting in this very bogy area-Lomandra
30/6/15-Sue and myself started planting in this very boggy area-Lomandra and sedges.
21/7/17-Trees trying to recover after flood.
21/07/17-Tree garden created by Green Army.
21/7/17-Lomandra doing well, some trees very flood effected.
21/7/17-2 Rare trees covered in exotic vines, Green Army started to clear vines.
2/8/17-Green Army have done a wonderful job in clearing the vines from these 2 trees.
2/8/17-About 60 trees planted by Green Army, a great effort.
18/8/1917-Planting done along bank.
18/8/17-Trees have been added here to older trees.
12/9/17-Bank has been cleared and trees pruned where required.
11/9/17-Eastern bank near Pump Station cleared and then mown.
20/7/18-this is first area to be rehabilitated.
20/7/18-Continuing on.

20/7/18- A little further along.

20/7/18-Next Section.
20/7/18-Slightly more open here.
20/7/18-This is closer to the bend in the Creek.
20/7/18-All Exotic Mulberry Trees.
28/7/18-This area of the creek was worked on first. All the small Coral Trees were poisoned which would keep this area clear while we started the main work.
28/7/18-Drain cleared and a lot of foreign matter removed.
29/7/18-Starting along the first section.
6/8/19 – Next section to be cleared.
6/8/18- Clearing next section moving West.
10/8/18-Another section cleared.
12/8/18-A lot of the Exotic Mulberry trees have been cleared.
14/8/18-This is the section on the corner of the creek. We have a recliner chair if we get too weary.
15/8/18-This is to the left, that is upstream from previous photo.
15/8/18-Moving a little further upstream.
15/8/18-Moving upstream.
15/8/18-Looking North further along.
22/8/18-Turning the corner in the Creek-Cleared and planting done.
22/8/18-A bit further upstream, clearing and planting.
22/8/18-More clearing and planting done.
28/8/18-This is the top section above the Creek on the Eastern End.
28/8/18-Clearing Underway.
29/8/18-This is from the South Side showing clearing and trees we have found.
30/8/2018-Managed to free up Black Bean Tree, was covered with vines.
30/8/2018-The bulk of the Green Waste has been mulched.

4/09/2018-All waste removed from the front section-some more planting and it is done.
4/09/2018-Looking from the top-area cleared in second section.
4/09/2018-Next section- clearing has commenced.
4/09/2018-Rare natives growing under vines and fallen tree.

 

6/09/2018-Looking accross the creek to the cleared area.( Compare these photos with the first 4 photos on 20/7//2018)
6/09/2018-This photo is to the East of previous photo
6/09/2018-Once again photo to the east of previous. Note: Large number of native trees regrowth.
6/09/2018-The last photo accross the cleared area.
11/09/2018-Starting to clear west end.
12/09/2018-Clearing privet/vines from wooded section at west end. Mark all regen. trees and shrubs.
18/09/2018-Clearing privet/Asparagus vine/Balloon Vine etc.
18/09/2018-Further Clearing to the RHS of last photo.
19/9/18-Creek blockage that will need attention.
22/9/18-Looking from the top towards the south west.
22/9/18-From the Top looking West.
22/9/18-A little further towards the North. Serious work here.
22/9/18-Final section from top-to the RHS of last photo.
9/10/18-This is a “wild” looking Mulbery Tree, over the years forced down by all sorts of vines, just grew this way .
11/10/2018-The rain has come at last. This is the Eastern end of cleared area.
11/10/2018-Looking towards Pump Station.
24/10/2018-This area finally cleared. This area was very hard work.
24/10/2018-This photo is to the the right of previous photo.
31/10/2018-Top of Southern section being cleared.
31/10/2018-Further along-Privet trees and vines we had cut and stacked removed.
14/11/2018-Clearing started along west side.
14/11/2018Further Along.
15/11/2018-More clearing-next day
20/11/2018-Major cleanup today. (Compare with 22/9/2018)
20/11/2018-Further Clearing
21/11/2018-The first clearing underway-Northern End.
21/11/2018-To the RHS of previous photo.
21/11/2018-Again to the RHS of previous photo-More work to be done.
23/11/2018-Further Clearing at the Northern End.
23/11/2018-More clearing to the right of previous photo, you can now access the Creek(Middle of photo)
24/11/2018-More clearing done. In the foreground is Green Waste, at the back of the photo you can see the clearing that has been done.
4/12/18-This section almost done-looking SE from North End.
4/12/2018- Cleared Centre of site where we are working now.
5/12/2018-Section we have been clearing-photo taken from East looking west.
11/12/2018-Bank was covered with Lantana and vines-also illegal dumping. First plants at the base.
15/02/2019-North end section cleared, ready for planting.
12/02/2019-Section next to previous photo also ready for planting.
15/02/2019-Section to Left, a little more to be done and also will be ready for planting.

 

5/3/19-Last of the harder clearing done today.
20/3/19-Looking West-Coral Trees Gradually dying.
20/3/19-Section on west side of truck park ready for planting

 

 

 

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Rear 27 Rhodes Street

This block is a private residence next to the first area I cleared. Main infestation was Singapore Daisy and Convulvus vine. We dug across the entire site to rid it of these noxious weeds as Roundup was not very efficient.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00223 July 2013-Main bank from Northern side.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00323 July 2013-Immediately opposite previous photo 5 Coral Trees that have been poisoned and will die back in the coming weeks.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00423 July 2013-Moving West along the main bank we have Billy Goat Weed and a few small Coral Stumps.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00525 July 2013-Work started on bank-We used mattocks to clear the entire bank.
Rear27RhodesStreet__0063 August 2013-LHS of the bank has been cleared and covered in woodchip.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00712 August 2013-Piles of Singapore Daisy to dispose of.
Rear27RhodesStreet__00912 August 2013-Another shot from higher on the bank.
Rear27RhodesStreet__01012 August 2013-We have started on the main bank. A few plants have been put in and a good covering of wood chip.

West Side Hollingworth Creek

 

WestHollingworth__001This area I cleared mainly of Asparagus fern, small Coral Trees and Convulvus Vine.
WestHollingworth__002A small tree down here. Will cut it up and dispose of.
WestHollingworth__003This little area is covered in Indigenous trees. A real find amongst the Exotic trees and shrubs.
WestHollingworth__004This tree fell in a storm. It will be pulled out with a 4wd and cut up.
WestHollingworth__005A blockage here to be cleared so the creek can flow.
WestHollingworth__006Coral Trees to be cleared along with vines and tree down in creek.
WestHollingworth__007Coral Trees and Vines again.
WestHollingworth__008A minor blockage to be cleared.

This tree was dragged from the lower bank with a 4WD and cut up for disposal.
This tree was dragged from the lower bank with a 4WD and cut up for disposal.