He has planted trees and treated weeds on a regular basis, and has been able to establish hundreds of native trees around our house and garden, and in cleared areas around the property. Regrowth bushland has received initial primary weed control and now get regular follow-up weed control,. Patches of Camphor Laurel forest are in the process of conversion to rainforest.
Our property was initially heavilly infested with weeds creating potentially dangerous erosion problems, but with Rossco’s help, the situation has been turned around, and we have noticed an increase in the number of species of birds and small mammals, as the canopy developes in the restoration areas.
The small rainforest remnant on our property is now weed free and expanding naturally, as weeds are removed and native trees germinate in the surrounding area. Rossco has identified many native trees, vines and shrubs, including threatened species such as Marblewood Acacia bakeri, and Coolamon Tree, Syzygium moorii, and has willingly shared his extensive knowledge about rainforest plants and regeneration techniques with us.
Control of serious invasive weeds such as Madiera Vine Anredera cordifolia which is a Weed of National Significance has been a priority, and Rossco has managed to control this and many other weeds. His knowledge of weed control techniques and the correct application of herbicides means he is able to control all weeds using the least toxic herbicides, as well with as non-herbicide methods of control.
The experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that Rossco has for restoration work has inspired us to become involved by growing our own rainforest trees from seed collected on our property, and to replace exotic plants in our garden with natives. We enjoy helping to maintain the plantings and regeneration areas.
It has been a pleasure to see the bushland on our property improving and becoming more suitable for native animals, and to see old paddocks covered with rainforest trees. We believe that ecological restoration adds environmental and economic value to our property.