Floodplain Weed Management Book Available

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Helen & Peter Curtis from the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group have now published 'Floodplain Woodland Plants of North East Victoria: Idenfication of natives and weeds and practical management for bush regeneration projects'. This book provides an aid to identifying and managing the native and weed riverine woodland plants in the North East of Victoria.

The information in the book is based on knowledge obtained by the authors from their practical experience in bush regeneration while working for 12 years in Kaluna Park with members of the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group. Kaluna Park contains riverine woodland species, and is representative of many similar sites across Victoria.

About this book

The 110 page spiral bound book contains a selection of plants divided into four categories: Trees and Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers, Grasses and Grass-like Plants, and Look Alikes.

It describes and identifies 56 native plants  and 79 weeds with a total of 338 coloured images

Each weed described has treatments for its control, and includes difficult weeds such as Periwinkle, Ivy, Onion Grass, Lippia, Madeira Winter-cherry and Tree of Heaven.

The book is written for practical field use.  An innovation is the section on Look Alikes that identifies the differences between some native and weed plants with a similar appearance

There is a nine page section on bush restoration which is illustrated with 18 coloured images

An index using both botanical and common names and a glossary assists the reader.

The book is now available for $16.00 per copy, including GST and postage. 

If you wish to purchase copies of this book, please send a cheque payable to Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group to:

Helen & Peter Curtis

Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group

PO Box 465

Wangaratta Vic 3676

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