Environmental weeds

Tackling environmental weeds

Environmental weeds are one of the biggest threats facing Hobart's bushland reserves. They take over ecosystems and choke waterways, pushing out native plants and destroying native animal habitat. 

Of the 1513 plant species recorded in Hobart’s bushlands more than a third (37%) are considered introduced species. Not all are a threat to our bushlands, but those that are have to be taken very seriously. 

Weeds of particular concern include bluebell creeper, Chilean needle grass, blackberry, heather, karamu, Spanish heath and orange hawkweed.

The City of Hobart has outlined its approach to managing environmental weeds in the document Protecting Our Wild Heart: An Action Plan for Hobart’s Bushlands.