LATEST IN A SERIES OF VBT CASE STUDIES – WHITTLESEA & SURROUNDS BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP AVAILABLE ONLINE
In the wake of the 2009 Black Saturday fires, blackberry has reinfested large tracts of the Whittlesea region. Since 2017, Whittlesea Council has been working with the Whittlesea and Surrounds Blackberry Action Group (W&SBAG) to tackle blackberry problems in the region. In doing so, it has supported a more integrated, landscape-scale approach to these problems and a renewal of community-based land management.
There was absolutely nothing after the fire … it was completely wiped out. All my hard work cleaning it up and making it look like a botanical garden was just gone. [Before the re] there were never blackberries anywhere … but in the meantime, the blackberries have gone berserk … it’s all new growth and it’s outrageous now.
Local resident, Pam