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  • #650

    Gazza
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    Saw there looked to be some poisoning of the grass on Spiderbait this morning.  Does anyone know if this is in fact poisoning?  It was only on the trail near the lookout end of the loop.

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    I am not a big fan of poisoning at the best of times – but this seems a bit excessive being sprayed too wide in an area that is not really a problem.

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    #687

    Noddy
    Participant

    That was me… haven’t had a chance to see if everywhere else is dying yet… I’ve sprayed top of rnr2, lower rnr1, lower frog, upper wedgetail, upper redtail, stuart old side 1&2.

    #695

    Coop
    Participant

    <!–more–> Looks good noddy. Great effort getting this done before the grass really takes off and we’ll all be spending hours on the whipper snippers. Excellent foresight.

    #1031

    KeithSpencer
    Participant

    Yep we need more of that foresight 🙂

    #1423

    Dags
    Participant

    I sprayed Sticks and Stones about 6 weeks ago and sprayed out the pack on Easy Street below the SnS exit on the way out.
    Looks like it was very effective 👌

    #1424

    Gazza
    Moderator

    The debate on poison continues….. while I can see poison has a use in some places where the trail is not well defined, the overspray required to stop the tall grass impacting the trail really makes them ugly.

    Welcome to the forums Dags 🙂

    #1425

    Dags
    Participant

    For me, the ideal outcome would be to create a small corridor from a couple of seasons of spraying that requires very little grass cutting allowing the bulk of our volunteer labour to be used where it should be, on trail maintenance and erosion control, not spending weeks cutting mountains of grass. You may think the poisoned grass looks ugly while its dying but I think eroded, rocky trails look worse

    #1426

    Gazza
    Moderator

    We desire the same outcome-just through different methods. 🙂 You hit the nail on the head with volunteers, not enough!

    Regarding ugly, just come back from riding Spiderbait. The section from the top of Tree Frog down to Taipan is a clear trail with grass right up to the edge=attractive. The section beyond Taipan up to the end at the lookout has been poisoned and has a wide brown strip either side more rocks and dirt than dead grass = ugly. I would also argue that less grass equals more erosion too, but that is a whole other topic as trail use and design also affect it.

    Interesting article in the paper today.
    Bulletin-6July17

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