WANTED! Honey Locust!

13th Jan 2013

GLENRAC’s Honey Locust control project is underway. This project is funded through the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund for the control of Honey Locust on the Mann & Severn Rivers. The project will include on ground chemical control of Honey Locust plants on these riparian zones over the next two years. The project will cover an area of 110km of river frontage on private and public lands.

Honey locust (Gleditsia tricanthos) is a highly invasive tree capable of smothering native
vegetation and severely altering the habitat of threatened species. The honey locust plants form impenetrable thickets and the trunks are protected by large thorns. Honey locust has been identified as an emerging weed threat along both rivers and the adjoining conservation areas of National Parks.

This project will build on control works already completed by landholders. Glenrac is calling all
landholders on the Mann River and Severn Rivers, to come forward and participate in this collaborative and coordinated weed control program to prevent the further spread to downstream catchments.

The project area will encompass the Mann River from the headwaters to the junction of the Henry River and the Severn River, from the headwater to the junction of the McIntyre River. If you are a landholder on the Mann River or Severn River’s and would like assistance to control Honey Locust please contact GLENRAC now on 02 6732 3443.

Expressions of Interest for this project close on the 1st February 2013.

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