Stabilising walking tracks in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Stabilising walking tracks in the Wildflower Garden

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. Situated in St Ives, the 123 hectares of urban bushland is a great spot for bush walking and outdoor adventure.

There is a network of tracks through this extremely environmentally sensitive area. The local council has major issues with track erosion, especially when it rains. The soil is very sandy and walking tracks regularly wash out during heavy downpours. This leads to the paths being closed to visitors for safety reasons. The council needed to stop the erosion and DirtGlue was the best solution.

Tracks were treated with a surface application of DirtGlue Industrial. Quite simply, spraying a mixture of DirtGlue and water onto the dirt. Well known problem areas were treated as a priority, stabilising paths, steps and rock structures. The contrast between treated and untreated areas is significant.

Furthermore, because of a preference to avoid cement/concrete in this environmentally sensitive area, parks staff have installed signage posts into the ground using Dirtglue instead of concrete.