Laxton Reserve Dulwich Hill

Laxton Reserve Dulwich Hill

I was at Laxton Reserve last week & was shocked to see that the grass there also has green nylon netting underneath, & is exposed in some areas where the grass has died or the soil eroded.   I thought this horrible & dangerous material had only been used at Tempe Reserve.

This green nylon netting is a short-sighted convenience at the factory where they create the rolls.  It is a material that does not degrade. In the long run, when it is forgotten, it brings no benefit & causes injury to wildlife.

The use of this netting would also impact on biodiversity.  Long-nosed Bandicoots live in this area & would have a hard time getting food beneath this lawn.  After we laid turf in our garden frogs moved in.  They now spend a great deal of the year hibernating under our lawn.  They wouldn’t be able to do this is netting was barring their way.

I also think this strong nylon could take off little toes if a child was running around barefoot.  At the very least it could cause a significant injury.

Dangerous

Dangerous

It uplifts itself

It uplifts itself

Too easy for an animal, bird or child to be injured by this netting.

Too easy for an animal, bird or child to be injured by this netting.

 

 

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