Article by Rhea Phelan, vector and pest plant officer, Sunshine Coast Council
There are 2 invasive pest plants that have been spotted on the Sunshine Coast and we’re working to eradicate them, with your assistance!
Sicklethorn (Asparagus falcatus) sits high on the eradicate list for the Mary River catchment area under the Sunshine Coast biosecurity plan. If you live in the Witta area, please check your property for these plants and contact council if you think you have found some.
For more information, view the factsheet.
⚠️ KENILWORTH BLUFF:
The honey locust tree (Geditsia triacanthos), native to North America, has been found on properties along Bluff Road and Wilcox Road in the Kenilworth bluff area. If you live in this area, please check your property for these plants and contact council if you think you have found some.
For more information, visit this website.
In all cases, please ensure you have correctly identified the plant before you start control work as there are several similar native spiky plants that are important habitats for birds and butterflies.
For assistance with identification, please contact council on 5475 7272 and ask to speak to a pest plant officer.