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Bridal Creeper

A weed is a plant that is growing where it’s not wanted. Weeds cause problems in our parks for many reasons:

  • They reduce the amount of land available for native plants and animals by taking over bushland
  • They may be poisonous to animals if eaten and can lead to allergies in humans
  • They can also threaten farming industries
  • Some exotic grasses can create high fuel loads that can cause greater bushfire intensity

Did you know that Many weeds can produce large amounts of seed which help their spread via wind, waterways, people (bottom of shoes), vehicles, birds and other animals. Willow trees for example have winged seeds that are carried on the wind tens of kilometres from their source.

When weeds become a problem in your school or garden it can be very helpful to develop a weed management plan. Things to include in a weed management plan include: learning about weeds in your area and how they are spread. Tell people about weeds and discuss problems and solutions. For more information, replacement plant ideas and disposal methods: