2015 Fire guard or Fencing part 1

It’s that time of year again =  time to prepare for the inevitable bush fires.

With Hurler the Tractor overlooking Troutbeck Lake

With Hurler the Tractor overlooking Troutbeck Lake

Hurler brings water supplies

Hurler brings water supplies

 Refilling backpack sprayers

Refilling backpack sprayers

The three of us fill up with glyphosate

The three of us fill up with glyphosate

And 4 weeks later ..

Ramius and Co scrub the 6m strip of land

Ramius and Co scrub the 6m strip of land

Tendai in profiled against the fireguard

Tendai in profile against the fireguard

Below you can see to left and right of the fireguard the dead trees – i.e. a reminder why a denuded strip of land is necessary.

Hornbydale fireguard

Hornbydale fireguard

Mufenge overlooking Troutbeck Lake

Mufenge overlooking Troutbeck Lake

My favorite tree: Mufenge (Cussonia spicata) {NB: soft ‘g’ in chiShona}

Mufenge

Mufenge growing new leaves (in winter)