Chilean Flame Creeper on way out at Bowmans Bush
With another annual working bee on Chilean flame creeper (Cfc) at QEII National Trust’s Bowmans Bush, Otatara, it was evident that the size of the problem is much reduced. Thanks go to the Otatara Landcare Group for organising the event. The working bee, ably lead by Randall Milne, Environment Southland’s weed expert, was well attended with over 16 people present proving the old addage of many hands make light work! In the early days the Cfc was so extensive that only some areas were attacked during the annual working bee. In this year’s effort all the Cfc present got the message that it was not wanted, being pulled to the ground and the vines broken off at ground level. The message to those landowners who have the pest in their area is persistent pulling does pay.
Posted on: Tuesday, 26 February 2013