Identification of pest plants is not always easy. To assist land holders a Plant Swap Program has been launched in partnership with Bundaberg and District Landcare Association to help residents rid their yards of undesirable plants. Residents who register for the Help Stop The Spread, Plant Natives Instead program and remove weeds are eligible to receive free native replacement plant vouchers. The program targets specific pest plants including the Broad-leaved pepper, Brazilian cherry, Easter cassia, Yellow Bells, Asparagus Fern, Black-eyed Susan, Captain Cook tree, Guava, leucaena, Mother-of-millions and Ochna. Residents interested in participating in the program can contact the land protection team to arrange an inspection and identification of targeted environmental weeds on their property.
If you wish to report a suspected weed on your property please contact the Land Protection Officers at Bundaberg Regional Council on 1300 883 for action and advice.
The following sites and Apps may also assist you.
Business Queensland has a comprehensive site including how to identify weeds, weed control laws, weed control strategies, herbicide control methods, prohibited and restricted plants, pest plant surveillance programs.
Weeds of South East QLD and Northern NSW App
This free mobile App provides an identification key to over 700 garden and environmental weeds and includes fact sheets, colour photographs and a glossary of commonly used botanical terms. Bundaberg Regional Council was one of five Councils that supported the development of this App and assisted in making this freely available to the community.
Weed Spotter App
The free Weed Spotter mobile App, available from the Queensland Government Website, allows you to email photographs of plants to the Queensland Herbarium for identification. It has been developed to support the Weed Spotters Network, a joint project between the Queensland Herbarium, Biosecurity Queensland and local governments with funding support from the Land Protection Fund. There is also a handy User Guide available.