Foambark – Jagera pseudorhus (courtesy Bryan Hacker)
Thanks to information from the Queensland Herbarium and expert input from David Moore and Andrew Wilson, we can now list nearly 1,000 native and exotic plant species identified in our catchment. Several lists are available:
Local Natives List covers the species we believe to be native to the Moggill Creek Catchment.
Declared Plants in the Moggill Creek Catchment This list, in tabular form, includes only species we know to be present in the Moggill Creek Catchment. It includes Weeds of National Significance, weeds on the National Environmental Alert List (NEAL), State-declared weeds (Biosecurity Act 2014), Brisbane City Council listed species (Brisbane Invasive Species Management Plan 2013-17, listed as ‘eradicate’, ‘contain’ or ‘reduce’) and what we understand to be their current environmental threats in our catchment. Property owners are under an obligation to control certain species where they occur on their land.
Weeds,Exotics and Naturalised Species (pdf file) created in 2013, includes a wide range of non-local plants, introduced to our catchment from overseas and in a few cases from elsewhere in Australia. These species range from serious weeds to plants found in derelict gardens which may become naturalised in due course.
Additional Useful Information
Native Seed Germination (495 KB)
There is a range of ideas about the best way to plant eucalypts, but the following information and video shows a technique which one of our members has found to be particularly effective:
- SIPCO Planting Technique – Steve Worley outlines a technique discovered while working in Chile.
- Video on Eucalyptus Planting by Letitia Norton is a demonstration of an effective eucalyptus treeplanting technique to maximise growth and health by professional forester and Moggill Creek Catchment Group member Steve Worley using the SIPCO Planting Technique. Where the technique mentions the need to apply nitrogen, urea or nitram can be used, and for phosphorous, superphosphate.
Management of Weeds
Controlling Weeds (499 KB)
Anzac Tree Daisy – WHAT YOU CAN DO (263 KB)
Asparagus Fern mini factsheet (283 KB)
Catsclaw mini factsheet (469 KB)
Cats Claw Creeper Update Oct 2016 (252 KB)
Chinese Elm mini factsheet (258 KB)
Creeping Burrhead (811 KB)
Glycine mini factsheet (357 KB)
Madeira vine mini factsheet (300 KB)
Ochna mini factsheet (198 KB)
CATS CLAW CREEPER UPDATES
- Gardening Australia feature (March 2019):
- Using Dicamba (March 2017):