Shire to commence woody weed removal

​SHIRE of Mundaring will shortly commence woody weed removal on selected verges throughout the shire.

The exercise will include removal of the eastern states' Acacia species and Tagasaste.

Shire President David Lavell said removing the weeds was not only important for preserving the area's native species but reduced fire hazards as well.

"Weeds are often introduced species which threaten our native flora and can reduce habitat for fauna," he said.

"These weeds can also grow to form heavy thickets causing an increased fire risk on many properties."

Cr Lavell reiterated that while the removal of weeds may leave some verges visually 'barer', the work was essential to ensure longevity of native plants and animals and to keep the community safe.

"The work is being carried out to increase survival of native species and reduce fire risks to the community," he said.

The weed removal will be carried out in coming weeks. For more information call 9290 6696.

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