Vetiver Grass Cut & Remove
Normally, in April each year, a small team of volunteer labourers gather at the sewerage treatment area to cut and remove the vetiver grass which has grown prodigiously over the preceding 12 months. “Normally” didn’t happen in 2020, what with unusual seasonal conditions and the onslaught of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Come September and the vetiver grass had another 6 months of growth and was getting rather out of hand. So on Friday the 25th September, the maintenance team gathered to cut the grass using whipper snippers and a hedger. On the next day, the grass was loaded by a forklift and Bobcat on to an oversized truck and trailer to be transported to local farmers for use as stock feed and ground cover/mulch.
In years gone by the back-breaking job of loading and removing the grass has been by hand using an assortment of utes and private box trailers. What an incredible difference the heavier machinery made.
A final run over the area with a ride-on mower completed the job for another year.
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield
Post Office Box 98,
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield,
801 Cressbrook-Caboonbah Rd,