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Yackandandah roadside burnoffPosted by Tony Marsh at February 09. 2012
On Jan 29 2012 Baranduda CFA was supported by a number of local brigades in a coordinated fuel reduction burn on approximately 2km of roadside between Jamison Drive and north almost to the Kiewa Valley Highway junction
Some 55 CFA volunteers were involved. The walking/cycling track formed the east west bundary - east of the pathway was burnt and west of it wasnt. There was also a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt sections from about the 1.5km mark north of Jamison Drive. GPS data has been saved indicating this and a number of photos taken to further illustrate the pattern
Re: Yackandandah roadside burnoffPosted by Tony Marsh at February 10. 2012
Here is a link to the 33 photos of the burnoff
I remembered Id seen the purple loosestrife at a visit to the Botanic Gardens in Canberra earlier this month (photo above). This place (Bot Gardens) should be listed as one of the seven wonders of the world I reckon. The latest project is the creation of a grassy woodland section only open late in 2010 - read about it here
But theyve got a long way to go to catch up with our Ridge Lane grassy woodland resplendent in spring with scaly buttons and blue pincushion plants
March 23 almost 2 months since the roadside burn off
The rare tick indigo plant indigofera adesmifolia has a dozen or so young seedlings around the base of the old plant. This is a great outcome - three photos attached.
Two more tick indigo seedling photos attached - March 23 2012
Re: Yackandandah roadsidePosted by Tony Marsh at April 17. 2012
Johno has advised that these are not in fact seedlings but rather suckers that have come up from the roots of the mature tick indigo plant.
Here are some photos taken on April 14 showing the growth of these suckers only 2.5 months post burnoff.