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    10039: Senecio glastifolius eradication project

    Pretty isn’t it? But senecio is a highly invasive weed that has the ability to dominate and destroy understorey vegetation. Courtesy Diane Evers, Green Skills Albany
    Pretty isn’t it? But senecio is a highly invasive weed that has the ability to dominate and destroy understorey vegetation. Courtesy Diane Evers, Green Skills Albany

    The invasive holly leaved senecio has the ability to dominate understorey vegetation and is particularly damaging in open damp areas. It produces prolific seeds and can quickly establish and dominate fire-cleared landscapes.

    Uncontrolled spread of the seneciohas the capacity to greatly diminish the value of bushland in the south-west corner of WA.

    The mauve weed was targeted by the Department of Environment and Conservation in 2006 and eradication was largely achieved in priority areas. However, follow-up for five more years is needed to remove new seedlings as they occur and to continue strategic removal in the priority areas.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to strategically search for and destroy infestations of senecio in urban reserves, vacant land and private gardens in the Albany area with a strong focus on public engagement.

    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: Green Skills Inc.
    Project duration: July 2011 - December 2012
    Location: City of Albany managed reserves, unallocated crown land and unmanaged reserves, and private land in and around Albany

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