Pond Apple (Annona glabra) is a highly invasive pest weed that proliferates in the wetlands and along the waterways of the Russell River catchment.
Control of Pond Apple was undertaken within and surrounding Eubenangee National Park. Eubenangee is described as the most important park in the Wet Tropics lowlands. The park protects all but the last 20 hectares of Australia's endangered freshwater mangroves and plays a crucial role in conserving the region's birds and wildlife.
The project resulted in training of Traditional Owners in the control of Pond Apple using frilling or stem injection of herbicides. Pond Apple was controlled at two hotspots, including within the National Park and at a private property bordering the National Park.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service