THE TRANS­FOR­MA­TION

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When the team started work at Ju­bilee Oval, the weed in­fes­ta­tion was out of con­trol and spread­ing into neigh­bour­ing Ku-ring-gai Chase Na­tional Park, threat­en­ing to dam­age the frag­ile en­vi­ron­ment. At­tempts to clean up the site had failed, in­clud­ing ex­pen­sive he­li­copter spray­ing and con­trolled burns. The House with No Steps’ team have cleared 95% of the weed in­fes­ta­tion, re­mov­ing thou­sands of square me­tres of tall lan­tana, privet and crofton weeds. In or­der to re­gen­er­ate the bush to its nat­u­ral state, the team col­lected na­tive seeds to prop­a­gate and trans­plant in the area, and en­cour­age na­tive re­gen­er­a­tion. They also built trails and man­aged drainage to pre­vent ero­sion.

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