Willow removal may create ugly moonscapes along our rivers and lead to horrific infrastructure wrecking erosion.
But we hate them willows! Hate them!
Just who’s family they sold into slavery remains unknown but TAMS are letting us know they’re kicking off the great expense of trashing the Molonglo below Scrivener.
“Work will now commence to poison and remove established Willows using control techniques along the Molonglo River below Scrivener Dam covering an area of 1.5 kilometres. The removal of blackberries and other woody weeds growing along river banks will also occur as part of the program.”
Ms Dawson said after Willows have been removed, work will commence to rehabilitate the area. Revegetation will take place in Autumn and there will be opportunities for community planting days.
“Willows will be replaced with endemic species of local provenance. Planting will include trees, shrubs and understorey plant species to ensure a healthy ecosystem develops over time.