Contractor Management

When we hire a contractor we tend to assume they have all the right insurances and licensing, certainly their licence number is probably written on the side of their work ute, for a small job around the house we might decide checking up on their qualifications...

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Tools, Tips and Tricks: Try not to get lost!

Apart from my Landcare work I do the odd bit of consulting and flora survey work, this work can take me into some fairly remote places and often by myself. While I regard this as the fun bit of my job it is not without a level of risk with the possibility vehicle...

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Grasses quiz

Can you identify these common weedy grasses that were presented at Tilligerry Landcare workshop recently? Once you've had your guess, scroll down for the answers! v v v v v v v v v v v Answers:  Red Natal from Africa Whiskey Grass from the USA Erharta from Africa...

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Bird Species Feature: Spotted Pardalote

Everyone loves a Spotted Pardalote!  This tiny bird of 10cm long is distinguished by its white spots, mostly found fluttering around in eucalypt forests and woodlands but occurs in parks and gardens with well-established eucalypt canopy. I have also seen them feeding...

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NEW Landcare NSW COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Landcare NSW is providing the attached Fact Sheet containing information published on the Service NSW and NSW Health websites. The advice is current as at 11:00am 22 July 2020. As the information flow is fluid and subject to change, at this point in time this was the...

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Work Health and Safety Resources

Yeah, I know, WHS can be pretty tedious and while you may be operating safely in your farm, work or Landcare activities if something were to happen and someone were to get injured then without documented procedures and risk assessments you could be liable to expensive...

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Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

A small bird at 16 - 19cm, 40g, it is easy to tell why they are named ‘little’ when side by side with a Rainbow Lorikeet. They make up for their size in their constant chattering calls and large flocks. This species is listed as vulnerable in NSW, found mostly high in...

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Benefits of Fallen Timber and Dead Trees on Farms

Especially in winter, It may be tempting to use fallen timber for burning and to ‘clean up’ the understory but it serves essential ecosystem functions.  Fallen timber stabilises soil, reduces erosion, and creates a protected microclimate where small animals can...

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Tools, Tricks and Tips: Nursery Cheats

Ok, I have a confession, despite enjoying working in nurseries I really hate pricking out and potting up seedlings. Yeah, I know, it is the main point of working in a nursery, but it is just so tedious and time consuming so if I can find any way of doing it quicker I...

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Covid updates for Landcare

The NSW Government has further eased certain restrictions from 1 July.  What does this mean for Landcare groups? Under the new guidelines,  Public gatherings of up to 20 people are now permitted with restrictions for Outdoor venues (working in the bush or on your...

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