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by Shirley Henderson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Translator Needed: Anyone speak Slovakian???
Replies: 3
Views: 5510

Re: Translator Needed: Anyone speak Slovakian???

A remediation perspective on preventing future flood disasters in Australia By Michal Kravcik The year 2011 started strangely. Firstly, there were the tragic floods in Australia, Brazil, South Africa and secondly, unprecedented drought in China. The media routinely says that the extremes of climate...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION
Replies: 16
Views: 16173

Re: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION

I had a look at the chapter Duane. Peter is very clever. Also chapter 23 page 187 Contouring. Peter says dont go deeper than half a metre and bank up the side below. (because of salt). Also there needs to be 2 channels one above the other for the fresh water and below for the fertility, mulch etc. I...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION
Replies: 16
Views: 16173

Re: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION

How about creating a level gully (1M in depth) along a contour to hold the water and allow it to seep through or find the natural water flow. Plant plants on the soil lifted out of the gully on the down side, fill with manure, mulch etc to create fertility seeping through the landscape?
by Shirley Henderson
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing
Replies: 12
Views: 14761

Re: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing

Hello agin Paul, As you answered 'yes' that is Blackberry on your property I will say what I think. The blackberry indicates moisture so if you look at where it is from up hill to down hill, its my guess that that is how the water is moving through your land. The bracken I believe grows on lesser nu...
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing
Replies: 12
Views: 14761

Re: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing

I am curious, those dark patches in your photo amongst the flatter green, is that Blackberry?
Shirley
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: After the flood, what for the waterways?
Replies: 5
Views: 5652

Re: After the flood, what for the waterways?

Hello Euan, Have you read any of Peters books. It sounds like you have a huge task in front of you. Why dont you contact Peter direct?
Shirley
by Shirley Henderson
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Peter Andrews recieves Australia Day award..
Replies: 2
Views: 3190

Peter Andrews recieves Australia Day award..

Great to see Peter recieved a 'Medal of the Order of Australia .' :D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: Big congratulations Peter, You deserve it! :wink: At this time of devestating floods it is definitley time for Australians to take notice of your work and your understanding of the Australian landscape. Good...
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

Duane, I do not myself carry out this kind of large scale contract work. I supervise and work with volunteers. Through careful planning we only remove what is necessary at a very slow pace. I avoid herbicides as much as possible and am able to, through trial and practice rejuvenate the reserve I wor...
by Shirley Henderson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

The above photos are the result of NPWS work on willow removal along the 10km reach of Mannus Creek. During the flooding rains the dam wall on Mannus Lake broke releasing all that water, collecting all the dead willows and causing absolute havoc below in the Tooma Valley.....photos which were posted...
by Shirley Henderson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

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by Shirley Henderson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

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by Shirley Henderson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

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by Shirley Henderson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

Here is the result of NPWS work on willow removal along the 10km reach of Mannus Creek. During the flooding rains the dam wall on Mannus Lake broke releasing all that water, collecting all the dead willows and causing absolute havoc below in the Tooma Valley.....photos already posted. http://i270.ph...
by Shirley Henderson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

Ghosta, Duane knows what he is talkng about. Take some time out to study NSF more closely.
by Shirley Henderson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 63653

Re: The War on Willows

Hi Ghosta, By the way I started out here as a Native plant enthusiast and still am but with a very open mind. I came up with a really good tree for stabilising banks and is a known rainforest plant. Also a native but guess what... it is now being condemmend as an overly aggressive environmental NATI...