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    13075: Senecio glastifolius eradication

    Mature Senecio glastifolius grow to a height of 1.5 metres. Courtesy Brendan Jellay, Green Skills.
    Mature Senecio glastifolius grow to a height of 1.5 metres. Courtesy Brendan Jellay, Green Skills.

    Senecio glastifolius is a highly invasive environmental weed and a serious threat to high conservation value areas of natural bush. It produces prolific amounts of viable windblown seed that can out-compete remnant vegetation. Seed can lie dormant in the ground for many years, and can spread up to 1.5 kilometres on the wind.

    The weed was recognized as a threat in 2006 when it was still contained to the Albany region but has since spread causing problems in a number of areas.

    This project aims to help eradicate Senecio glastifolius to demonstrate the possibility to carry out similar programs on other weeds.

    Teams of community members and Green Skills officers will survey and map the weed over an 800 hectare area and will hand pull any weeds discovered.

    Investment: $ 38 000
    Delivery organisation: Green Skills
    Project duration: June 2014 - November 2015
    Location: City of Albany peri urban region
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