Moving That timber - Field East Track

Thursday 17 November 2016
Part of a grant from Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife was used to purchase timber to add to that already laid at the start of the Mount Field East track and it needed to be moved to the site. On a delightfully sunny morning it was ferried from the workshop at the park entrance and then the hard work of carrying the planks commenced.

Each plank had to be taken about 250 metres up the track and required two people for each one. There were five volunteers and three parks staff, making a nice round number and meant four trips for each pair. Even so it was still quite an effort for most of us.

The timber will be used to extend the hardening of a further wet area on the track, which is also an area of extensive tree roots that have become exposed.  Walking over the earlier section is already a vast improvement and this will add another 50 metres or so for the benefit of both walkers and the environment.

The task was finished by lunchtime and we then moved on to Wombat Moor to view plants that may be used for interpretive signs; another of our planned project. Once done we were invited on a visit to see the improved facilities underway at Lake Dobson and the recladding of the rough sawn timber on the nearby historic Government Huts  

Ozothamnus on Wombat Moor