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Control of Candle Bush along Babinda Creek

Candle Bush (Senna alata) is an environmental weed with distinctive large yellow “candlestick” flowers that grows as a tree on roadsides, waterways and disturbed areas of the catchment. Candle Bush is a priority weed for Jaragun due to its aggressive nature in areas with a high watertable like the Russell River catchment. Over the last 2 months, Jaragun's Traditional Owner team has been hard at work removing large thickets of Candle Bush along a 5 km stretch of Babinda Creek and on the highway at Moolaba Creek. It was a huge achievement to complete this work before the wet season to help prevent dispersal of Candle Bush seeds throughout catchment waterways.


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