Keep an eye out for pest plant
AN UNWANTED visitor has decided to call Mundubbera home.
The weed Agave Spp., commonly known as sisal hemp, has thrived and set down roots near O Bil Bil Rd.
Keen gardener Fahey Schulz identified the weed last weekend and wanted to raise awareness among landowners.
“I had been watching for it and it has spread from just a small clump to filling this whole gully,” Ms Schulz said.
“It has clumped up road drains and it has a nasty thorn.”
Ms Schulz was concerned about the introduced species’ effect on the environment.
“The fact is that it makes an impenetrable mess that cattle or humans couldn’t get through,” she said.
Sisal hemp is an exotic plant in Australia and is not a declared plant in Queensland.
Due to the plant not being declared, it is not in the North Burnett Regional Council area’s pest management plan.
The council does not have an active spray program for it, but if a problem with the plant is identified the plants may be sprayed.
If you are concerned about an infestation of sisal hemp, phone the council on 1300 696 272.
PLANT AWARENESS: Fahey Schulz wants people to keep an eye out for Sisal Hemp.