Friday, November 4, 2016

Tree Privet regrowth removed at reserve

4 November 2016


Two Broad-leaved or Tree Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) was found to have re-grown from two plants cut back in previous years within the reserve.  Dougal promtly removed the two trees and the stumps
were treated to ensure they don't re-grow.

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum) originates from eastern Asia. Privets are considered to be serious environmental weeds throughout Australia. Infestations threaten biodiversity, including endangered plant and animal species and ecological communities. Privet seeds are commonly spread by fruit-eating birds. Birds such as pied currawongs, silver-eyes and rosellas can spread the seed widely into previously uninfested areas. Privet seedlings often germinate in clusters, as a result of birds regurgitating the seeds.

Dougal insepcting the regrowth of a Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum) weed.

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

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