CANBERRANS are again being urged to report infestations of the pest plant Madagascan Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) after it was discovered in Coombs. “Fireweed was discovered on Monday at several locations around a pond in Coombs,” Stephen Hughes, Biosecurity Manager, Territory and Municipal Services said. “Unlike the Fireweed infestations found last week on public and private […]
“IT was suggested a reasonable figure for maintaining our 500,000 trees to be $12m annually… In recent years I understand the figure has been about $4m or less,” writes a forlorn CEDRIC BRYANT in a damning piece arguing how government is neglecting Canberra’s urban forest. Happy National Tree Day on July 27.