Weeds are plants growing in
the wrong place. When
weeds invade bushland, they threaten native plants, usually by out-competing
them for light, nutrients and water. The result is the death of these native
plants and often the disappearance of native animals, birds, insects and
other creatures that depend upon them.
common environmental weeds include English ivy, cotoneaster, foxglove and
banana passionfruit. See the DPIW website for information on common
environmental weeds in Tasmania - how they spread and how to control them.
best way to control the spread of weeds is not to grow invasive weed species.
Always be sure that a plant is a weed and not a native species. The Department
of Primary Industries and Water can provide assistance with identifying and
controlling weeds. Call 1300 368 550 or visit www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/weeds