Territory And Municipal Services has announced they’re investing $3.5 million to attack the weeds around Canberra.
“Above average rainfall last summer encouraged the spread of a number of invasive weeds, in particular, Blackberry and St John’s Wort,” said Steve Taylor, Senior Invasive Weeds
Officer, Parks and Conservation. “Other highly invasive weeds have also taken advantage of the above average rainfall including African Lovegrass.
“The ACT Government has increased its funding to control these weeds with an additional $2.1 million being allocated to weed management programs than was spent last financial year.”
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Mr Taylor said weeds that can spread at a rapid rate are the highest priority for control including Blackberry, St John’s Wort, Broom, African Lovegrass, Serrated Tussock and Chilean Needlegrass.