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.