Duckpond

This is a project is being carried out by The South Lismore Duckpond Landcare Group. Started April 2013 duckpond_1This photo is taken looking west across the Southern end of the Duckpond. We have poisoned a number of Coral Trees to try and clear the section in front of the pond. May 2013duckpond_2This photo is taken from the East bank looking towards Quarry Hill. 5/2013duckpond_3This is the dead Coral Trees behind 25 Casino Street behind them is the Duckpond.  5/2013duckpond_5In the foreground is Castor Oil Plant another Exotic Plant that needs to be removed. 5/2013duckpond_6This is part of the section I am working to try and clear the Coral Trees and vines so the Duckpond can be seen by people on the Eastern Bank. 6/2013duckpond_7As usual the pile of dead Coral Trees continues to grow. 8/2013

Allan and myself have started to cut a pathway from the rear of Sheafes heading East and then we will turn North.

Allan and myself have started to cut a pathway from the rear of 33 Casino Street heading East and then we will turn North. 8/2014

 

A Decent pile of Coral Trees is starting

A Decent pile of Coral Trees is starting-8/2014

 

As cab seen here there are some very large trees

As can be seen here there are some very large trees – 8/2014

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The path ahead looks messy. 8/2014

This photo is slightly North of previous photo.

This photo is slightly North of previous photo- 8/2014

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Allan will drill and poison these Coral Trees at the western end of the pond. 8/2014

This is taken from the Eastern end of the Duck Pond. The water level is quite low at the moment.

This is taken from the Eastern end of the Duck Pond. The water level is quite low at the moment. 8/2014

 

The Duck Pond from the South.

The Duck Pond from the South.  8/2014

The path opened up a little further today.

The path opened up a little further today.  8/2014

A little further on a small opening in the trees.

A little further on a small opening in the trees. 8/2014

Looking North from where Allan and I are working

Looking North from where Allan and I are working  8/2014

Always more Coral Trees to get rid of

Always more Coral Trees to get rid of – 8/2014

Looking from above into the area we are heading.

Looking from above into the area we are heading. 8/2014

Looking to the South/West you can Now see the Duckpond-more to come.

Looking to the South/West you can now see the Duckpond-more to come.  8/2014

28/8/14-Minor Flooding.

28/8/14-Minor Flooding.

 

Flooding-looking North.

Flooding-looking North.

This is where we will clear a track to the centre of the duckpond.

This is where we will clear a track to the centre of the duckpond, coming off Ostrom Street. 9/14

Starting to clear the track.

Starting to clear the track in from Ostrom Street.  9/2014

Continue Clearing

Continue Clearing  9/2014

Still Going

Still Going  9/2014

 

A lot of cutting.

A lot of cutting ahead.  9/2014

More Coral Trees.

More Coral Trees. 9/2014

 

This is the West side of the centre of the Duckpond.

This is the West side of the centre of the Duckpond.  9/2014

Looking into the Centre.

Looking into the Centre. 9/2014

The first section of road being cleared.

The first section of road being cleared by Craig Allan and Bobcat. 9/2014

Further down the road-Craig is clearing in the Bobcat.

Further down the road-Craig is clearing in the Bobcat.  9/2014

 

Continuing on clearing as we go.

Continuing on clearing as we go. 9/2014

Just starting to get into more open areas.

Just starting to get into more open areas. 9/2014

Clearing now picking up pace.

Clearing now picking up pace.  9/2014

Craig Allan-very generous with his time and equipment and an excellent operator.

Craig Allan-very generous with his time and equipment and an excellent operator. 9/2014

 

Into the centre open section.

Into the centre open section. 9/2014

This heads to the gutter running through the Duckpond

This heads to the gutter running through the Duckpond  9/2014

Shindaiwa Chainsaw 70+ Coral Trees Nil

Shindaiwa Chainsaw 70+   /   Coral Trees Nil-9/2014

Built a bridge over the gully for access to Eastern side.

Built a bridge over the gully for access to Eastern side.  9/2014

Allan and I have spread 4 metres of Road Base on both sides of the bridge.

Allan and I have spread 4 metres of Road Base on both sides of the bridge.  9/2014

Northern end of Duck Pond

Northern end of Duck Pond from across Leycester Creek – 9/2014

Allan and myself have been doing quite a bit of clearing and you can see the results.

Allan and myself have been doing quite a bit of clearing and you can see the results.  9/2014

This is more to the South.

This is more to the South. 9/2014

Showing the Clearing done from the Southern Bank.

Showing the Clearing done from the Southern Bank.  9/2014

We pulled all the Coral Trees out of the Pond and cleared the bank.

We pulled all the Coral Trees out of the Pond and cleared the bank. 9/2014

A stool I made was "dug" in on the Eastern bank

A stool I made was “dug” in on the Eastern bank 9/2014

This is the northern end of the Duck Pond taken from across Leycester Creek.

This is the northern end of the Duck Pond taken from across Leycester Creek  9/2014

This area I am told was used as a training ground for a Rugby League team.

This area I am told was used as a training ground for a Rugby League team.  9/2014

 

Clearing Underway.

Clearing Underway at rear of 35 Casino Street. 9/2014

Job Done

Job Done –  9/2014

One of the folk that back on to the Pond has lost their view with the Coral Tree invasion.

One of the folk that back on to the Pond has lost their view with the Coral Tree invasion.  10/2014

Over thirty Coral Trees later, view is returned.

Over thirty Coral Trees later, view is restored. 10/2014

I cut down/poisoned 8 Coral Trees and then cleared the area for a Carpark.

I cut down/poisoned 8 Coral Trees and then cleared the area for a Carpark. 10/2014

Cut down/poisoned 3 Coral trees and dragged away other branches that had been dumped here, thus opening up the approach to the bridge.

Cut down/poisoned 3 Coral trees and cleared area, thus opening up the approach to the bridge. 10/2014

I have been clearing around the groves of Coral Trees to make it easier/safer for injecting and cutting. These are to the North of the bridge.

I have been clearing around these Coral Trees to make it easier/safer for injecting and cutting. These are North of the bridge. 10/2014

16/10/14-This is the same grove taken on the Eastern side.

16/10/14-This is the same grove taken on the Eastern side.

This grove of Coral Trees is to the South of the bridge, poisoning these has commenced.

This grove of Coral Trees is to the South of the bridge, poisoning these has commenced. 10/2014

This is the Southern section at front all cleaned out tready for poisoning/removal.

This is the Southern section at front all cleaned out ready for poisoning/removal. 10/2014

This area adjacent to the Pond-NE corner is the next to be cleared.

This area adjacent to the Pond-NE corner is the next to be cleared. 10/2014

This is to the left of previous photo

This is to the left of previous photo 10/2014

Starting on the cutting

Starting on the cutting  11/2014

Cutting/clearing now done.

Cutting/clearing now done. 11/2014

Allan has been very busy. He has stacked the cut timber into 3 piles like this one.

Allan has been very busy. He has stacked the cut timber into 3 piles like this one.  11/2014

26/10/14-The Duck Pond is drying out.

11/14-The Duck Pond is drying out.

This is the area leading to the bridge.

This is the area leading to the bridge. 11/2014

5/3/15-South bank behind 35 Casino Street.

5/3/15-South bank behind 35 Casino Street.

5/3/15-Dumping is always prevalent.

5/3/15-Dumping is always prevalent.

6/3/15-First Plants going in.

6/3/15-First Plants going in.

12/3/15-More clearing done and more plants gone in.

12/3/15-More clearing done and more plants gone in.

12/3/15-Rear of 35 Casino Street cleaned out.

12/3/15-Rear of 35 Casino Street cleaned out.

9/3/15-Start on clearing Leycester Creek Bank.

9/3/15-Start on clearing Leycester Creek Bank.

9/3/15-Cleared enough so far to see the water.

9/3/15-Cleared enough so far to see the water.

9/3/15-Almost cleared.

9/3/15-Almost cleared.

31/3/15-Bulldozer starting on big clean up.

31/3/15-Bulldozer starting on big clean up.

31/3/15-Cleared at southern bank

31/3/15-Cleared at southern bank

31/3/15-Clearing done Eastern Bank

31/3/15-Clearing done Eastern Bank

31/3/15-Clearing down to river.

31/3/15-Clearing further along Eastern Bank.

31/3/15-Clearing down to Leycester Creek.

31/3/15-Clearing down to Leycester Creek.

31/3/15-Only the bank itself left to clear

31/3/15-Only the bank itself left to clear

31/3/15-Centre area cleared.

31/3/15-Centre area cleared.

31/3/15-Looking into the NE corner.

31/3/15-Looking into the NE corner.

31/3/15-Looking into the NW corner.

31/3/15-Looking into the NW corner.

31/3/15-Looking South along central gully.

31/3/15-Looking South along central gully.

31/3/15-Looking South through the centre section.

31/3/15-Looking South through the centre section.

31/3/15-Looking North from Top of Bank.

31/3/15-Looking North from Top of Bank.

31/3/15-Looking towards the Pond from top of Bank.

31/3/15-Looking towards the Pond from top of Bank.

11/4/15-These are the first plants going in on the flat.

11/4/15-These are the first plants going in on the flat.

13/4/15-The third picnic table has been placed about 40 metres from the river.

13/4/15-The third picnic table has been placed about 40 metres from the river.

2/5/15-Minor Flood-Looking towards Leycester Creek.

2/5/15-Minor Flood-Looking towards Leycester Creek.

23/5/15-Clearing Bank at Working Bee.

23/5/15-Clearing Bank at Working Bee.

23/5/15-More clearing this time looking west.

23/5/15-More clearing this time looking west.

14/6/15-First Plants going in on river bank.

14/6/15-First Plants going in on river bank.

14/6/15-Steps to Duck Pond have been fitted. Will be finished at next Working Bee.

14/6/15-Steps to Duck Pond have been fitted. Will be finished at next Working Bee.

28/6/15-We finished the steps at this working bee and started to plant along either side.

28/6/15-We finished the steps at this working bee and started to plant along either side.

11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.

11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.

10/8/15-Tp of track in from Ostrom Street-opened up and gravel laid.

10/8/15-Top of track in from Ostrom Street-opened up and gravel laid.

10/8/15-Further down track-heavy gravel laid in very muddy area.

10/8/15-Further down track-heavy gravel laid in very muddy area.

11/8/15-Forest Mulcher has gone along top of Bank..

11/8/15-Forest Mulcher has gone along top of Bank..

11/8/15-Northern end of central gully cleared-a little more needs to be done near river.

11/8/15-Northern end of central gully cleared-a little more needs to be done near river.

11/8/15-FEDC Forest Mulcher working at top of bank.

11/8/15-FEDC Forest Mulcher working at top of bank.

11/8/15-Tom Thumb's Bob Cat pushing Corals Trees up bank.

11/8/15-Tom Thumb’s Bob Cat pushing Coral Trees up bank.

11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.

11/8/15-Large area opened up by Forest Mulcher.

Aerial view of main Eastern area.

19/9/15 – Aerial view of main Eastern area.

Central area and Duck Pond.

19/9/15 – Central area and Duck Pond.

Leycester Creek looking West-on left is Duck Pond area.

19/9/15 – Leycester Creek looking West-on left is Duck Pond area.

Leycester Creek looking North towards Railway Bridge.

19/9/15 – Leycester Creek looking North towards Railway Bridge.

11/10/15-Working Bee-Planting on the banks of Leycester Creek

11/10/15-Working Bee-Planting on the banks of Leycester Creek

30/11/15-there are about 50 trees planted in this area.

30/11/15-there are about 50 trees planted in this area.

30/11/15- The lawns are starting to look really good.

30/11/15- The lawns are starting to look really good.

2/12/15-A start has been made on clearing along the Ostrom Street Frontage.

2/12/15-A start has been made on clearing along the Ostrom Street Frontage.

8/12/15-Garden Shed donated by Peta, assembled and in place.

8/12/15-Garden Shed donated by Peta, assembled and in place.

16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher put in a short time in Ostrom Street for a excellent result.

16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher put in a short time in Ostrom Street for a excellent result.

16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher making a start on the Western Bank of the Gully.

16/1/16-The Forest Mulcher making a start on the Western Bank of the Gully.

16/1/16-The machine working on the last tree in the allocated time.

16/1/16-The machine working on the last tree in the allocated time.

16/1/16-The finished area looking South.

16/1/16-The finished area looking South.

16/1/16-Pipes being laid near bridge for heavy vehicle crossing.

16/1/16-Pipes being laid near bridge for heavy vehicle crossing.

16/1/16-Road Base brought in for road.

16/1/16-Road Base brought in for road.

250 Lomandra planted at Working Bee.

6/3/16- 250 Lomandra planted at Working Bee.

21/2/16-Planting on the West side of the gully.

 

 

26/1/16-First Planting in Ostrom Street.

29/1/16-A number of Coral Trees were removed to get access to this She Oak, vines were removed, tree is recovering and growing.

29/1/16-A number of Coral Trees were removed to get access to this She Oak, vines were removed, tree is recovering and growing.

March 2016-250 Lomandra plants put in at Working Bee

March 2016-250 Lomandra plants put in at Working Bee.

March 2016-Local Cub Group lend a hand planting 45 trees.

March 2016-Local Cub Group lend a hand planting 45 trees.

April 2016-Some of the trees that were planted near the pond, growing well.

April 2016-Some of the trees that were planted near the pond, growing well.

April 2016-Bobcat has spread gravel on Causeway.

April 2016-Bobcat has spread gravel on Causeway.

April 2016-A row of Water Gums planted along track to West end of Duck Pond

April 2016-A row of Water Gums planted along track to West end of Duck Pond

26/4/16-The area where the extended carpark will go.

26/4/16-The area where the extended carpark will go.

As Above

As Above

26/4/16-I did the mowing with All Terrain mower and have made a start on the vines and Coral Trees.

26/4/16-I did the mowing with All Terrain mower and have made a start on the vines and Coral Trees.

26/4/16-These are Coral TreesI had poisoned many months ago. They are at the North/East tip of the Pond.

26/4/16-These are Coral Trees I had poisoned many months ago. They are at the North/East tip of the Pond.

26/4/16-I have cut the trees down. Next job is to cut them into sections so they can be removed.

26/4/16-I have cut the trees down. Next job is to cut them into sections so they can be removed.

30/4/16-Dead trees have been cleared. A little more of a clear up and planting can begin.

30/4/16-Dead trees have been cleared. A little more of a clear up and planting can begin.

The Track in from Ostrom Street has been widened for safety-This is close to the bridge.

The Track in from Ostrom Street has been widened for safety-This is close to the bridge.

30/4/16-This is the section in the middle of the track.

30/4/16-This is the section in the middle of the track.

30/4/16-The top of the track.

30/4/16-The top of the track.

23/5/16-Starting on track to get access to large paddock.

23/5/16-Starting on track to get access to large paddock.

25/5/16-Further along cutting entrance through Corals

25/5/16-Further along cutting entrance through Corals

30/5/16-Cutting through last section before paddock.

30/5/16-Cutting through last section before paddock.

30/5/16-This is the paddock that will be slashed and prepared for planting.

30/5/16-This is the paddock that will be slashed and prepared for planting.

2/7/16-This clearing towards the river from the Causeway

June 16-This clearing towards the river from the Causeway

2/7/16-These large She Oaks are now cleared, we will be able to plant in this area.

June 2016-These large She Oaks are now cleared, we will be able to plant in this area.

July 2016- Flood-Looking from the Southern side accross the Pond.

June 2016- Flood-Looking from the Southern side accross the Pond.

July 2016-Flood looking from the East to the S/W.

June 2016-Flood looking from the East to the S/W.

June 2016-A lot of work went into clearing the Compound on Ostrom Street.

June 2016-A lot of work went into clearing the Compound on Ostrom Street.

June 2016-This bank was cleared and then Lomandra and Bottlebrush planted and then mulch added.

June 2016-This bank was cleared and then Lomandra and Bottlebrush planted and then mulch added.

3/7/16-Clearing this area for National Tree Day

3/7/16-Clearing this area for National Tree Day-Looking North

2/7/16-Looking South in the paddock.

2/7/16-Looking South in the paddock.

28/7/16-Large Green Waste Pile.

28/7/16-Large Green Waste Pile.

2/8/16-The Green Waste gone, area cleared at last.

2/8/16-The Green Waste gone, area cleared at last.

10/8/16-Lantana bushes removed and 2 small Coral Trees on Track

10/8/16-Lantana bushes removed and 2 small Coral Trees on Track

10/8/16-Three large piles of waste removed and 34 trees planted. Ostrom Street Entrance.

10/8/16-Three large piles of waste removed and 34 trees planted. Ostrom Street Entrance.

6/8/16-Started to cut vines growing over trees in Front Garden.

6/8/16-Started to cut vines growing over trees in Front Garden.

15/8/16-LHS of track-Sue and I have cleared and have started planting.

15/8/16-LHS of track-Sue and I have cleared and have started planting.

18/8/16-LCC drain on East side very overgrown.

18/8/16-LCC drain on East side very overgrown.

22/8/16-East side cleared.

22/8/16-East side cleared.

22/8/16-Western side of drain before clearing.

22/8/16-Western side of drain before clearing.

 

September 2016-Western Paddock with the first plantings.

September 2016-Western Paddock with the first plantings.

11/2016-Posts and Chain at Bridge

11/2016-Posts and Chain at Bridge

11/2016-Clearing down River Track

11/2016-Clearing down River Track

11/2016-Starting to clear south side of track.

11/2016-Starting to clear south side of track.

12/2016-Clearing along North side of Pond

12/2016-Clearing along North side of Pond

12/2016- Steve Cubis very kindly assisting.

12/2016- Steve Cubis very kindly assisting.

12/2016-Looking accross Eastern field to North side of Pond

12/2016-Looking accross Eastern field to North side of Pond

12/2016-Moe clearing done near Pond

12/2016-More clearing done near Pond

12/2016-Loading Steve Cubis's Chipper

12/2016-Loading Steve Cubis’s Chipper

1/2017-This area was a wetland-seeing if it can be rehabilitated.

1/2017-This area was a wetland-seeing if it can be rehabilitated.

1/2017-Start to clear south bank of Compound

1/2017-Start to clear south bank of Compound

2/2017-Cutting path to start at rear of compound

2/2017-Cutting path to start at rear of compound

2/2017-Wharf Built-5 loads Gravel. Poles yet to go in.

2/2017-Wharf Built-5 loads Gravel. Poles yet to go in.

1/3/17- Eastern area of Creek Bank.

1/3/17- Eastern area of Creek Bank.

7/3/17-Centre area for recreation.

7/3/17-Centre area for recreation.

7/3/17-Looking accross Pond Garden to the Creek.

7/3/17-Looking accross Pond Garden to the Creek.

7/3/17-Ostrom Street Garden Progress.

7/3/17-Ostrom Street Garden Progress.

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7/3/17-Looking towards Picnic area trees from Bridge.

Western side of drain after clearing

7/3/17-Western side of drain after clearing

18/4/17-Central Area after Flood.

18/4/17-Central Area after Flood.

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18/4/17-Central Area looking South after flood.

 

18/4/17-Looking North along Gully.

18/4/17-Looking North along Gully.

18/4/17-Large logs have come down river and were deposited on our picnic tables.

18/4/17-Large logs have come down river and were deposited on our picnic tables.

21/4/17-Logs have been cut to allow picnic tables to be repaired.

21/4/17-Logs have been cut to allow picnic tables to be repaired.

21/4/17-Extensive damage done to Northern Bank opposite Pond.

21/4/17-Extensive damage done to Northern Bank opposite Pond.

26/4/17-Booyong Natives starting on Riverbank Project.

26/4/17-Booyong Natives starting on Riverbank Project.

26/4/17-Excavator continuing to clear Coral Trees for access to area for rehabilitation.

26/4/17-Excavator continuing to clear Coral Trees for access to area for rehabilitation.

5/5/17-This area was almost impassable before the flood-incredible power in the water to do this.

5/5/17-This area was almost impassable before the flood-incredible power in the water to do this.

3/6/17-Debris cleared from Compound.

3/6/17-Debris cleared from Compound.

3/6/17-Starting Clearing south End of Ostrom Street Garden.

3/6/17-Starting Clearing south End of Ostrom Street Garden.

3/6/17-Area cleared for Planting.

3/6/17-Area cleared for Planting.

3/6/17-Further Clearing on the eastern side.

3/6/17-Further Clearing on the eastern side.

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3/6/17-Starting on North Side of Drain

 

3/6/17-Looking Eastward along Drain

3/6/17-Looking Eastward along Drain

3/6/17-This is the South side of the Drain.

3/6/17-This is the South side of the Drain.

3/6/17-This is the West section of the Drain.

3/6/17-This is the West section of the Drain.

5/6/17-West section of Drain now cleared

5/6/17-West section of Drain now cleared

5/6/17-This is the south side of the drain cleared.

5/6/17-This is the south side of the drain cleared.

5/6/17-This shows the South side of the drain cleared.

5/6/17-This shows the North side of the drain cleared.

9/6/17-The Green Army have now planted this area (Pink Markers)

9/6/17-The Green Army have now planted this area (Pink Markers)

8/6/17-Further Plantings done by the Green Army.

8/6/17-Further Plantings done by the Green Army.

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