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Cactus

All Cacti Species are Introduced

By | Cactus

Any of the many different cacti species have the potential to escape from an urban garden and cause major environmental destruction, as Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta) has done in our region. Vectors such as birds and foxes can easily transport seeds from a garden to local bushland or farm. Often…

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Wheel Cactus in Maldon Street !!!

By | Cactus, Control

This Wheel Cactus is real – no trick photography! This photo hasn’t been photo-shopped or digitally enhanced in any way; Wheel Cactus is now growing in the middle of town! Recently on her daily constitutional, ‘Cactus Warrior Bubbles’ spotted some small Wheel Cactus plants in Chapel Street. Her mother ‘Cactus…

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The “Triffid” Wheel Cactus Continues to Invade

By | Cactus

Recently the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) was advised that Wheel Cactus plants have been found growing near Marong. This very disturbing fact indicates this “triffid” weed is spreading much further afield, the seeds most likely carried by crows (ravens). Even more alarming, we’ve also been told that sheep are…

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