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It IS Possible to Control Wheel Cactus

By November 21, 2016June 14th, 2018Control

Sometimes it may seem difficult to believe, but the Wheel Cactus invasion can be stopped! Thanks to many volunteers and landowners, contractors and work crews, all helping to destroy this noxious weed, many of our roadsides, parks and properties are currently free of Wheel Cactus and looking fabulous. An example of the great work done by our volunteers is shown in these ‘before and after’ photos.

However, there is still plenty of this weed out there, so if you have an infestation and need any help and/or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group. We are well equipped with digging tools and injection kits that can borrowed free of charge. Please contact us via our email at

Instead of our usual monthly field day in November, we’re holding an end of year celebration to thank all our volunteers! We invite everyone to join us to celebrate our achievements for this past year. We have a special guest speaker, Samantha Searle, who will present the results of a research project she has completed this year at Federation University, investigating the germination of Wheel Cactus seeds. Then we’ll have a very quick AGM, followed by a delicious lunch. Please join us at the Baringhup Supper Hall, from 11am on Sunday 27th November.


‘Before’ photo showing all the Wheel Cactus plants injected by our hard-working volunteer. And below, the ‘After’ photo of the same spot several months later, with a distinct lack of Wheel Cactus.