War on Willows

Posted on behalf of CSIRO, Ref 11/82

Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank habitats across much of south-eastern Australia.  They obstruct water flow, increase water temperature, change water chemistry and can displace native riverine plant species.

A CSIRO project looking at the reproductive ecology and dispersal ability of the most aggressive invasive species of willows in Australia is providing urgently needed information to help land managers more efficiently control this weed. [continue reading…]