260512SEQ Does Weed Control Work

Seqwater begins a weed management project in the Rush Creek region between May 18 and June 8, to remove the Chinese Celtis (Chinese Elm) trees, a declared weed, from approximately two hectares of Seqwater land.

The project aims to better manage weed risks and enhance waterway conditions in the area.
A Seqwater spokesman said the Chinese Celtis trees are considered a weed because they invade and dominate natural vegetation along waterways.  
“They are spreading rapidly in the area, threatening both land and water quality,” he said
The trees will be removed using a mulching machine to turn them to woodchip. The process is expected to take up to three weeks and should be finished by 8 June. 
“Mulching the trees on our land is considered the safest and most cost effective method of undertaking the required weed control program,” said the spokesman. “This will also have the best outcome for the natural environment.”
Seqwater spokesman said weed control and the enhancement of local waterway conditions are a key area of focus for the Seqwater business. Project managers thank residents in advance for their patience and understanding while theses important works are completed.

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