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    Burnside Woody Weeds & Fuel Reduction Workshop

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    ­Join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and local weed guru Rick Ensley in learning how to successfully identify and control some of our most invasive woody weeds including: Sydney Golden Wattle, Flinders Range, Sweet Pittosporum, Olives and Blackwood. 

    In the Burnside area woody weeds are becoming a huge fire risk with the long summer drought many Sydney Golden Wattle have perished and become dry ladders to the upper canopy. Many people are using woody weeds such as Sydney Golden Wattle as screens - these are acting as a seed source for surrounding bushland and don't provide the full habitat and biodiversity values a screen of local natives do.  

    The workshop will include a walk and talk with expert Rick Ensley followed by a practical demonstration on how to control these species on your property. We will also be discussing what to plant instead for screening that is beautiful, effective and beneficial to biodiversity. 

    We will have a range of plant samples of species not seen on the day to further aid in building our identification of woody weeds. We encourage participants to bring their own samples and photos of species they are not sure of. Note that an ideal sample includes leaves, flowers and seedpods (if present).  

    Want to join us?

    Meet at the Fire water tank on the corner of Horseford Dr and Burnside Rd at 2pm on Sat the 8th of June.

    The Woody Weeds campaign is funded by the WA Government's Natural Resource Management Program WA. 

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