How do I identify the weeds in my area?

George Town Council can provide you with information brochures to help you identify weeds in your area. Contact Phillip Young on 63823079. Council can also give you the contact details of community groups operating in the area such as Bushcare or Landcare groups, the Understorey Network or various 'Friends' groups which are often involved in weed management activities.

The Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment DPIWE website also has a lot of information on weeds, and provides identification assistance as well as information on control and management techniques.

There are several good publications around that have pictures of weeds:

A Guide to Garden Plants that are Going Bush and Becoming Environmental Weeds in the Tamar Region; Environmental Weeds of Southern Tasmania.

These brochures are available through DPIWE Regional Weed Management Officers

The Coastcare Manual has colour photos of a number of common coastal weeds and pictures of native plants that can look similar. If in doubt, do not pull it out - get advice first.

The Manual is available from the Tasmanian Environment Centre

105 Bathurst St. for $5.50. Ph: (03) 6234 5566

Coastal Weeds of Tasmania; Are You Growing an Invader?
This publication is freely available through DPIWE's Coastal and Marine Branch. Ph: (03) 6233 3963.

The Tasmanian Weed Handbook is to be updated soon.

Fact sheets on the control of declared weeds are available from DPIWE.