Weed Swap 2 & 3 November

Fruiting Cotoneaster, Rivett St, Hackett (W.Pix)

Coming up Weed Swap: Weekend 2 & 3 November 2019, from 8.30am to 4.45pm

Weed Swap is a joint initiative of the Australian Native Plants Society and the ACT Government to encourage residents to remove woody weeds from their gardens, safely dispose them and select free Australian native plants as an alternative to grow in the gardens.

For more information visit the Friends of Mt Majura table at the Hackett community party, Hackett Shopping centre, Saturday 26 October or see further Info and Enquiries below.

When: Spring and autumn each year

What to do: Remove the woody weeds from your garden and bring the remains to the green waste recycling centre at either Canberra Sand and Gravel in Belconnen or Corkhill Brothers near Mugga Lane tip.

Visit the swap stall at these locations and receive an Australian replacement plant of your choice. The plants are clearly labelled and volunteers will offer planting and care advice.

Target species for removal:  garden weeds such as cotoneaster, firethorn, privet,  broom ivy and periwinkle can be swapped for a free native plant including ground covers, grasses, small medium and large shrubs and some trees.

For further information visit ACT Invasive Plants, or click on this Weed Swap Brochure.

Enquiries: Phone Canberra Connect on 132281 or contact the Weed Swap coordinator rosemary@blemings.org (volunteer) or harley.baker@act.gov.au (ACT Parks and Conservation Service, invasive plants)

View some of the common woody weeds that occur within the Mount Majura Nature Reserve at the FoMM Woody Weeds Flickr Group: click here

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