Weeds are plants growing out of their natural habitat, from other countries or other parts of Australia. For example, Queensland Umbrella Tree is a weed in northern NSW.
Weeds are concerning because we live in an area with extremely high biodiversity, including the highest number of threatened species in the State.
Find out what you can do to prevent and control the spread of weeds and help protect our biodiversity.
The spread of weeds in our Shire is due to:
Many of our serious weeds have been deliberately introduced for horticultural purposes. They have spread from where they were planted in various ways. For example:
Please note Madeira Vine cannot be disposed of by these methods. Check the NSW Dept of Primary Industries website for control methods.
Did you know the following garden plants are weeds and invade native bushland causing environmental problems?
More information on identifying weeds:
Landowners and land managers are responsible for controlling weeds. The following information can be used to identify, prevent and reduce the impact of weeds.
Brunswick Valley Landcare
Contact Alison Ratcliffe, Landcare Community Support officer, at our offices Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.