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    10059: Arum lily eradication in Capel tuart forests at Ludlow and Minninup

    Monoculture of arum lily in Ludlow forest. Courtesy Capel Land Conservation District Committee
    Monoculture of arum lily in Ludlow forest. Courtesy Capel Land Conservation District Committee

    Arum lilies are thought to have escaped from domestic gardens before the 1920s. Since the 1970s they have spread rapidly in the Capel area and invaded most of the Tuart Forest National Park.

    In some areas of the tuart forest, they form an understorey monoculture, suffocating shrubs and tree seedlings. Without control, they could destroy indigenous shrubs, tree seedlings and orchids, as well as habitats for insects, lizards and birds.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to eradicate heavy infestations of arum lilies in the Ludlow and Minninup tuart forests and prevent them from reinfesting the area.

    Investment: $ 14 000
    Delivery organisation: Capel Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: July 2011 - October 2012
    Location: Ludlow tuart forest and Tuart Forest National Park (Minninup Block)
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