Vetiver Grass – Stage 2
Who better to provide a detailed description of the work being done to upgrade the Watts Bridge treatment works than Peter Freeman, the project coordinator? Peter writes……
Including myself, there were 10 volunteers on site today – 2nd December 2023. Five apologies were received from people unable to make it this morning.
The plants we made a couple of months ago had developed so much that the new root systems had started to get entangled. Michael Shepard and I sorted several of the boxes of new plants out into buckets late yesterday as the storm went through so we were ready to start planting this morning. A 2nd storm went through around midnight last night. The ponding from the rain received can be seen between the bottom rows in both the first plot and the one that was being planted out today. Hopefully another shower of storm this evening to water-in the new plants.
We ran short of plants so I will have to make another 200 next weekend to finally allow the bottom 2 rows to be planted out sometime in January.
And last, but by no means least, I would like to personally thank each and every one of the 15 volunteers who freely gave their time and energy across the two plantings.
Text and photographs courtesy of Peter Freeman.
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield
Post Office Box 98,
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield,
801 Cressbrook-Caboonbah Rd,