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Get rid of gorse


An invasive species of plant is currently in flower, but a local landcare group has shared some tips on how to remove it.

The Blackwood and Barrys Reef Landcare Group have been hard at work clearing the hills and waterways of the region from gorse this winter, and recommend pulling the plant at seeding stage.

You can also cut it and apply herbicide at maturity, but the gorse will need follow up weeding to exhaust the seedbank in the soil to make sure it doesn’t regrow and undo your hard work.

A tree popper can also be handy to remove bigger plants by the root.

For more information on gorse and how to deal with it, view Council’s ‘Weeds of the Moorabool Shire’ guide by visiting www.moorabool.vic.gov.au and typing ‘Weeds of the Moorabool Shire’ in the search bar.