Cutting grass at Canberra Airport

on 22 May 2014 

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.