Cutting grass at Canberra Airport

Published 22 May 2014 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
Before and after<br/> Before and after
Flying grass<br/> Flying grass
Forage harverster at work<br/> Forage harverster at work
The sort after open, bare inter tussock spaces<br/> The sort after open, bare inter tussock spaces

Working with Greening Australia we found a new use for some old farming equipment. 

Managing the fine balance between grass growth and space for wildflowers in grasslands is difficult at the best of times, but what if you couldn't use herbivores or fire?  Greening Australia's grassland trials continue at Canberra Airport, this time using a forage harvester supplied and even driven by Bush Heritage.  This machine mimics the effects of burning and grazing very well!

The predominantly native grasses and flowers that were cut were collected and moved to Scottsdale and spread over the bare earth of a new erosion control site.

Before and after<br/> Before and after
Flying grass<br/> Flying grass
Forage harverster at work<br/> Forage harverster at work
The sort after open, bare inter tussock spaces<br/> The sort after open, bare inter tussock spaces