A big day yesterday. We love our trees but it's a constant battle against invasive vines and undergrowth, all of which grow incredibly fast in the tropics. The slope below our house - and the first thing guests see when they approach Daintree Valley Haven - had become a dense jungle and totally out of control. So yesterday we had an excavator (and bobcat to clear out and re-gravel our driveway) and it's amazing operator, Wesley, to completely clear the slope. He did a fantastic job and although it now looks a bit bare and scrubby it won't be long before things start to grow again. Now we can at least choose which plants we want to stay and hopefully keep the rest under control.
These are before and after images!