Friday, August 25, 2006

Uprooting the non-natives

Check out these big machines clearing the non natives for the new rainforest in my front yard bush care project.
They are noisy as hell but I don't mind as they are clearing the way for a little bit of paradise.
These guys were really impressed by how much we had done with only hand saws.
Council wont cover us for power tools.
I always admired the foresight of people who planted amazing gardens knowing only their grandchildren would enjoy them.
Coz trees take a long time to grow.
In 100 years this will be a rain forest Natures God willing.
I won't be here then but I probably wont be here in a few months.
The landlord in gunna sell this old place and they we build 20 town houses here.
It a very big block.
That means no more "Lodge" studio down the back with roaring log fires making music and playing guitars.
It was built in the 1920's and was the only cottage in the area.
Heres a snap.

At least the new people will have a rain forest to enjoy.
If they stick around for a while.


sue cee said...
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sue cee said...

well i hope the rainforest stays when he sells the place! take lots of photos for the grandkids when you go back to visit.

Peter Podcast said...

Don't worry Sue we did get approval from the council.
We are a cerified bush care group.

sue cee said...

its ok, i was just having a dig (excuse the pun :) ... clearing land is a touchy issue with me as on my farm we need to clear some natives that are actually destroying our land but the govt has gone too overboard in not recognising that these "woody weeds" have done major harm. Its a topic most environmental writers and politicans dont want to touch in case. I've had major pollies out to my place agreeing with us but not willing to do it publicly.

I better not go on though, it can get me quite heated.