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Weed control at Mount Zero-Taravale
64 species of weeds have been identified at Mount Zero-Taravale, reflecting its previous use as a cattle station and short history of logging. Many of these weeds are unlikely to be environmentally significant. AWC’s weed management strategy at Mount Zero-Taravale includes specific control programs for those weed species which may have a significant environmental impact.
- Gamba grass, thatch grass and grader grass occur in small scattered infestations and are treated with herbicide.
- Singapore daisy and cat’s claw creeper occur in some moist locations and are also treated with hebicide.
- Lantana, as a result of past logging disturbance and fire exclusion, has established over an area of several thousand hectares, with dense cover in places. Lantana is treated with herbicide in the early dry season followed by carefully controlled hot fires. This management regime has to date proven successful in reducing the area occupied by lantana.