Remediation Works Update, 23 March 2018

Thistles galore

A whole-of-project weed inspection report has been completed, with thistles (pictured) among the more than 30 different weed species observed on the Corridor.

The inspection was undertaken as a baseline for the project site and will guide future weed control effort as well as ensuring weed populations are tracked over time.

The main findings are as follows:

  • More than 30 different weed species observed
  • GPS coordinates of more than 1,580 individual weed populations captured (see attached map example from North Lake Road east management zone)
  • Main weed species observed were Conyza sp. (Fleabane), Ehrharta sp. (Veldt Grass), Pelargonium capitatum (Rose pelargonium), Phytolacca octandra (Inkweed) and Solanum nigrum (Nightshade)

A weed control contractor will soon start an ongoing control program to ensure the site is maintained to a high standard.

The photograph of the Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) was taken east of Progress Drive. This is one species to be removed as part of the weed control program.

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