Working with others makes the job easier. One person cuts the gorse, another clears it, and another quickly paints the herbicide on the cut stems. Placing cut branches on top of cut treated stumps can help discourage new seedlings. Consider working with neighbours or your local Landcare or an environmental group. You need to work closely with gorse to cut and paint and it’s prickly so wear protective gear. Take care with sharp tools and follow the herbicide label instructions. If you aren’t confident cutting and chemically treating gorse yourself, you can contact a commercial contractor.
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Cultural Heritage Awareness
Landholders must be careful to avoid further damage to the environment (including waterways) and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites when using machinery. Be aware of your legal obligations and obtain the necessary permits. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage may be found during works at any time, at any place.
If suspected heritage is discovered, work is to cease and a Preliminary Report Form must be completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure, seek advice from Agriculture Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, First Peoples – State Relations (formerly Aboriginal Victoria) or your local council.
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