Conservation Strategies for Riverina Black Box Woodlands
Hay Trees on Plains Landcare Inc.
This project provided support to control woody weeds in a Riverina black box Eucalyptus largiflorens woodland understory. Five different contracting services undertook control programs in designated areas of
woodland. This included a combination of brushcutting and mechanical stem herbicide application. The risk to eucalypts from the use of chemicals such as hexazinone for the control of woody weeds was widely
publicized and the alternative methods of control were demonstrated to 80 land managers at a field day. Specific information was shared on the importance of creating an understory of native plants to keep boxthorns from re-establishing.