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What is a weed?

A weed is a plant growing out of place. Weeds are usually introduced species but can sometimes be non-indigenous native plants. It is vital to understand the physiological characteristics of individual species in order to effectively prioritise their management and adequate follow-up and maintenance requirements. Some species have persistent soil-stored seedbanks, whilst others may be short-lived but spread vegetatively or via seed and propagules. Equally important is knowing whether they are;

Weeds

What problems do weeds cause?

What is going wrong with our bushland?


The process of reversing bushland degradation is achievable through good planning and active management. This can be accomplished by having a sound knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the natural ecological processes operating within our bushland areas and native ecosystems.

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