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Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland Event

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Event:
Pulling power of plants; get the locals back in your garden
Redlands Indigiscapes Centre 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba

Saturday August 2nd 10am - 4pm

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
Mainland event Saturday 2nd August 2014


Bring a shopping bag of weeds into the Redlands Shire Council Indigiscapes Centre and get a free native tree. Up to five free plants per person.

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
The native plant nursery will be open and this Hakea is much prettier than a weed!


Weed experts will be on hand for the day offering free weed advice for all backyard gardeners and the native plant nursery will be open so you can grab some more natives for your garden.

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
Pretty alternatives abound - pull a weed and receive a native tree


Weeds of particular interest this year are -

Polka dot plant is currently of greatest concern in SE QLD, where it is listed among the top 200 most invasive plants species, and appears on numerous local environmental weed lists (e.g. in the Gold Coast City, Redlands Shire, Cooloola Shire, Caboolture Shire and Maroochy Shire).

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
Swap this hideous weed for a pretty native - image courtesy BCC


Mexican petunia is known as an invasive weed and has been causing huge problems in waterways around Enoggera for many years.

Purple succulent in SE Qld this weed is considered a significant environmental weed and appears on weed lists of many Councils, it is on Hervey Bay Regional Council's 12 most concerning weed species list and has the potential to out-compete many native plants.

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
Invasive weeds are spoiling it for everyone - image courtesy BCC


Indian Hawthorne is regarded as an environmental weed in NSW and QLD and is actively managed by community groups in NSW, it is currently listed in the top 200 of the most invasive weed species in SE Qld.

Trees for Weeds Day - Mainland event
Native Trees replace invasive weeds


No bookings are required, just show up on Saturday the 2nd August anytime between 10am and 4pm and receive a free tree for every bag of weeds.
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Why? Replace invasive weeds with native trees
When: Saturday 2nd August 10am - 4pm
Phone: 3824 8611
Where: All over Brisbane, grab your free trees from Indigiscape Centre in Capalaba
Cost: Free
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