Chemical-free weed treatment in prominent bush-play area, provided just in time to stop Nettle stings for children in lockdown.

Chemical-free weed treatment in prominent bush-play area, provided just in time to stop Nettle stings for children in lockdown.

July 2020

Gresswell Forest Nature Play Area is located in the suburb of Watsonia, in Melbourne’s north-east.  It is a remnant patch of bushland, with a series of nature play experiences amongst a lush bush setting, where children can hunt for wildflowers, collect feathers, climb trees and discover the local wildlife. Due to its popularity and close proximity to surrounding homes, the habitat hosts many children throughout the year.

Our brief was to safely remove Stinging Nettles quickly and effectively, without shutting down the area for a long period of time, and by only using a non-chemical approach. Giving children a place to play and explore again while in Covid-19 lockdown.

Read more about Acacia’s solution here.