Inglewood Gorse - Removing a Dominator

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Rob, Greg, John, Kevin and Sue

We have been removing Gorse beside the Inglewood fire break easements for 8  years.  Gorse is a dreadful prickly weed that completely dominates the ground once it gets established and we hate it.  In the areas where it has been removed the native vegetation has staged a comeback.
A thick patch was cleared this month and whist some of bushes were large an equal number were small and spindly and they consume a lot of effort without the pleasure of seeing the big change that the removing the monsters gives.
One of our tasks on the next visit to the area will be a follow up at some of the early sites, just to keep on top of the Gorse menace.
Before and after photos at the Inglewood work site

Site  at the start of the work

Site after completion revealing  just a few slender native plants
that have managed to survive the Gorse domination.