We are very Blessed to have some generous hearted peopple come and share their passions at Bindarrabi.
This weekend Joe A. Friend (yes, that is his name) came with 100 Red cedars that he wanted to plant in the forest. Joe had planted a few about 5yrs ago and they have done well, so he came back with more !
Red cedars were of course logged out in the local area so it is great to be planting more for the next generation to experience. Here are a few words from Joe:)
Unfortunately we have had to cut down a few trees to meet Fire Safety requirements for building our house so we have a lot of firewood for the next few years but we are also keeping some of the logs for different projects.
I thought you might be interested in the debarking process which can be a bit daunting but Doone is getting it down to a fine art. I did fail to mention though in the clip that you run the chainsaw along the length first to give you an edge.
We are very grateful that National Parks received an insurance payout from the 2010 flood. This has allowed them to upgrade crossings and infrastructure in a number of parks, including Koreelah. As most of you know, when we have floods or storms there is damage to the approaches to the bridge and to the crossing at the locked gate.
Fortunately now the bridge approach is concreted as is the causeway at the locked gate. All of this new work was put to the test with the recent storm and it came through with flying colours.
The Gods have smiled upon us and we are grateful :)