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Bush Regeneration

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Catchment Services provide a comprehensive five step strategy for weed control:

Step 1: Identify where localised patches of weeds exist

Step 3: Prioritise extradition by declared weed statusStep 2: Prioritise by area of importance

Step 4: Undertake weed management best practices

Step 5: Survey, record and report work

Declared plants and aquatic weeds are controlled by a variety of actions.  These are generally site specific and depend on the amount of infestation and species.  Chemicals used also depend on environmental conditions, species and methodology.  Foliar spraying may consist of using backpacks to quick spray units or spatter gun techniques depending on situation.  Basal injection and cut stump techniques are used generally on large woody weeds.  Bio control techniques can be successful in some infestations e.g. Salvinia molesta and Macfadyena unguiscati.

Strong quality control and data management procedures, together with a program of best practice, ensure that Catchment Services has a reputation of delivering high quality environmental revegetation and weed management projects. Catchment Services applies best practice weed management based on South East Queensland Ecological Restoration Framework, incorporating Integrated Pest Management based on the Bradley Method.

Daily site reports are prepared describing progress and processes, with regular communication of this to the Council Project Co-ordinator. All staff are qualified in this type of work with broad knowledge of weeds and their control, native plants and herbicide use.

Catchment Services staff are committed to best outcomes for the client and the environment. Continual liaison with the Project Co-ordinator and other funding partners provide for the additional planning required for successful establishment and maintenance of our precious natural areas.

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