Vegetation & Pest Management
As with other areas along the Queensland coast the area is subjected to cyclones. Therefore it is important to limit the vegetation around the dwelling. Some species of trees such as the Black Wattle are known to be prone to falling in cyclones. So either prune back hard or seek advice about removal from the Douglas Shire Council.
growing a garden
weed & pest management
- Catchment roofs (potable water quality)
- Clearance (damage to infrastructure by fallen trees)
- Underground pipes (root damage)
- Driveways (shade, always damp and fallen trees)
- Garden beds
- Species selection so as not to become weeds
Fruit and vegetables
Given that pests directly threaten biodiversity on a very large scale, there is a great responsibility to understand and mitigate the impacts of pest plants and animals in a context that encompasses a wide range of land uses and expectations.
Many landholders in the area are aware of the potentially devastating effects of introduced pest on the environment and lifestyles. Increasingly, the natural environment is being evaded by exotic plants, many originating from agriculture or home gardens. These are competing with native vegetation, chocking waterways and displacing native animals. We also see the impact of pest animals such as pigs, dogs and cats. Landholders, local councils and State Government all have a role to minimise the impact of weeds and pest animals.