Weed Control: Athel Pine

Athel Pine has the potential to become one of Australia’s worst weeds and is recognised as a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) due to its invasiveness, spread, environmental and land use impacts.

Athel Pine was originally planted in the 1930’s for shade, shelter and erosion control. It is a significant threat due to it overtaking native trees which provide shelter and food for animals and drying up waterholes on pastoral land and impeding mustering.
BHA has established a research program to identify potential biological agents for the control of Athel Pine in Australia.

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