I enjoyed this book because in so many ways, it is the complete package. A mixture of packaging, graphics and then the writing that tells a story about a journey.
YackaYacka in Littlehampton has a history of Gorse infestations. In addition to the mechanical means of controlling it there is evidence that one of the biological controls has reached this area.
Hopefully it assists in the control of this weed.
The Stringybark trees on YackaYacka at Littlehampton are some of the more easterly that I've seen around this area. They tend to grow in the higher rainfall areas of the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Over the last 2 to 3 years there have been increasing numbers of them dying on my property and why that is I am not sure. I thought initially it was because of the preceeding exceptionally dry years but the trees continue to die even in a wet year such as the second half of 2010 into 2011.
8/3/11 - Advice from the Native Vegetation Council
The first section of the property where I began planting was above and into an old quarry that was in the south western corner of the block. The plants I selected were native plants with the aim of creating an understory. I used to work away a lot at the time (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off) and it was hard work at the time given the type of terrain in that small area, but the reward was in seeing the growth of the plants.