Victors Garden Mount Arthur

 Monday 5 February 2024

After what might be well over 10 years ago, we decided to visit Victors Hut site.  When looking up the history of the place I noticed that under ListTheMountain a statement that “The pine trees (being non-endemic) were cut out by Council.”  I was pleased to read this because it had been discussed with various Hobart and Glenorchy bushcare staff, with sometimes a suggestion that the Friends of Wellington Park  should just quietly go and kill the pines, but we never got around to doing it.   One expedition did go there and removed a variety of weeds in 2009 but did not have anything to deal with the huge pines.

On this current walk we were disappointed to find that the pines had not been cut down and were very much alive.   What a pity.   There are also other weed exotic species there, including the invasive one of Ivy and a couple of Mullein  (which we pulled out).

The bush is gradually taking hold, with lots of Dogwood. 

Mount Arthur

Sawpit Track

Remains of Victors Hut  aka The Temple

Victors Hut   photo Graeme Squires on List The Mountain