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Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve gets a ‘de-nox’

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Bush regenerator Darren Bailey removing blue morning glory and other weeds from Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve.  Photo OEH
Bush regenerator Darren Bailey removing blue morning glory and other weeds from Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Photo OEH

Littoral rainforest in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, Ocean Shores, is well on the road to recovery after a much needed ‘de-nox’ treatment.

Two hectares of noxious and environmental weeds were removed by professional bush regenerators as part of the Find It and Fix It program run by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

Damien Hofmeyer, NPWS, Tweed Kyogle Area Manager said this part of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve supports 21 threatened species as well as littoral rainforest, which is listed as Endangered at the state and national levels.

‘The rainforest was being smothered by a smorgasbord of north coast weeds such as blue morning glory, moon flower and lantana,’ Mr Hofmeyer said.

‘Other weeds such as Cocos palm and giant devil’s fig outcompete the native plants for space, water and sunlight.

‘Twin-leaf vine also known as yellow trumpet flower is another very aggressive climbing weed removed before it got too out of hand.

‘The visual amenity of the area has also been vastly improved by the removal of weeds.

‘Now that most of the weeds have been brought under control, local NPWS staff will be able to maintain the area and allow the littoral rainforest to continue to regain its former glory,’ Mr Hofmeyer said.

Find It and Fix It is a state-wide NPWS initiative where extra funds are provided to address major environmental problems on NPWS estate.

 


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