Controlling Black Locust and Honey Locust

Have you seen these weeds? Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacia), Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Join Mick Webb from EnVite to discuss the importance of controlling Black Locust and Honey Locust on your property, and the role that weed control can play in protecting riparian ecosystems. Mick has years of experience in ecological restoration in the Bellingen Shire and has been dealing with these weeds in Dorrigo for over 5 years. On the day we will cover:

  • The importance of controlling Black Locust and Honey Locust on your property
  • How to tell the difference between the species and why it matters
  • Appropriate control methods depending on season, growth stage, position etc
  • The importance of protecting riparian ecosystems and regenerating riparian rainforest
  • Free light lunch will be provided for all attendees

Black Locust and Honey Locust are deciduous woody weeds which can grow up to 25m tall. Commonly found along fence lines, creeks and rivers, both species burst into action in spring with a flush of white to yellow flowers followed by large brown seed pods. Black Locust have pairs of large spines at the base of the leaves, while Honey Locust have branched spines along the trunk and branches.

These North American natives were originally planted in Australia as ornamentals and for cattle fodder, but their vigorous suckering and plentiful seeding have caused them to spread wildly, posing an increasing threat to our indigenous ecosystems. Not only do they outcompete native vegetation, but the plants themselves form physical barriers which can disrupt the movement of native fauna.

Controlling these weeds on your property is a critical part of protecting natural ecosystems on the Dorrigo Plateau.

This event is made possible with funding from NSW North Coast Local Land Services. LLS is supporting the recovery of fire-affected regions by strengthening the resilience of surrounding ecosystems. We will be following NSW Covid Safe Guidelines. Bookings essential.

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19 Nov 2021


10:00 am


North Dorrigo Public Recreation Ground
North Dorrigo Public Recreation Ground, North Dorrigo


Andrew Yager
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