..And this is the downside to where we live - indiscriminant spraying of land with glyphosate (AKA RoundUp).
No, this isn't a trick of the camera, the pink is where the council contractor has blanket-sprayed the ground in glyphosate! It had been slashed only a week earlier, and we thought that was going to be the end of the matter..
This is our fence-line and how close it is to our she-oak trees!
I'm angered beyond words..
We tried to call the council but they're away on holidays. Nice for them! We spoke with the contractor who was spraying and he was insufferable. I'm not going to let this go - the council has publications available saying they "NEVER" blanket-spray weeds. There are so many things wrong with this that it's hard to know where to begin, never mind that the wind was blowing straight into our yard while they were spraying. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
The most frustrating thing about the whole incident was that we made a huge effort in the Spring to try and find out who owns the land and ask that they do not spray the weeds. We're more than willing to hand-control them, and revegetate the land using our own funds.. but they didn't even give us a chance.
All we can do is cross our fingers for the trees out there and try to ensure this never happens again. I'm not going to let them get away with this.