Declared Pests - Plants (Weeds)
The Southern Downs region is home to a number of declared pests, which have significant economic, environmental and social impacts on our communities. The control and eradication of these pests from our region is a task that everyone should be concerned with, as well as ensuring that other pests which have not yet established themselves in our region remain that way.
Class 1 - a pest which is not commonly present in Queensland, and if introduced would cause an adverse economic, environmental or social impact. If you find any of these pests, contact the DPI&F on 13 25 23.
Chilean Needle Grass (Nassella neesiana)
Honey Locust (Gleditsia spp. including cultivars and varieties)
Salvinias (Salvinia spp. other than S. molesta)
Willow ( other than S. babylonica, S. x calodendron, S. x reichardtii and S. chilensis; syn. S. humboldtiana)
Class 2 - a pest which is established in Queensland and have, or could have, an adverse economic, environmental or social impact.
Annual Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis)
Groundsel Bush (Baccharis halimifoilia)
Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum delagoense and B. daigremontianum x B. delagoense; Syn. Bryophyllum tubiflorum and B. daigremontianum x B tubiflorium)
Prickly Pear (Opuntia spp. other than O. ficus-indica)
Salvina (Salvina molesta)
Class 3 - a pest which is established in Queensland and have, or could have, an adverse economic, environmental or social impact.
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri', A. africanus and A. plumosus)
Blackberry (Rubus anglocandicans, Rubis fruticosus agg.)
Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora)
Madeira Vine (Anredera cordifolia)
Privets (Ligustrum lucidum and L. sinense)
The former Warwick Shire Council has worked with the State Government to produce a booklet on the weeds of Southern Queensland, and the methods that can be used to eradicate these pests.
For information on declared pests, and the control measures that should be taken, please contact your local council office on 07 4661 0300 (Warwick) or 07 4681 5500 (Stanthorpe).
Please also visit the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries bio-security website for a full listing of declared pests, and the control measures available.