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Willow species in spotlight

Sunday 4 February, 2007
A recent willow identification workshop at Seymour was well attended by staff from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and local Council Environment Officers.

A recent willow identification workshop at Seymour was well attended by staff from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and local Council Environment Officers.

Identification of the many types of willow is an important part of natural resource management in the Goulburn Broken catchment, where a major program is in place to eradicate willows from many rivers and streams that have been colonised by the woody weed for decades.

The Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) ‘Weeds of National Significance' program is conducting the willow identification workshops across the country to assist with treatment and removal of species that have a major negative impact on waterways.

Skill in recognising various species enables natural resource management organisations to determine the best method of dealing with weeds on waterways and is integral to a successful outcome in willow removal programs.

Landholders who want information on willow identification and removal should contact their nearest CMA or DSE office for assistance.

Contact

Poppe Davis
Community Liaison Officer
Goulburn Broken CMA
Ph 5736 0100
Mob 0427 9866 328
E popped@gbcma.vic.gov.au