The Redlands community is helping to wipe out weeds with over 800 bags of weeds swapped for native plants at Trees for Weeds Days held in four locations across the city last month.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Trees for Weeds Days received enormous community support this year and helped residents learn more about weeds including how to identify and manage them.
“The event was held at IndigiScapes, North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo and Macleay islands,” she said.
“Residents collected 40 bags of weeds at Coochiemudlo, another 40 on North Stradbroke Island and 248 bags on Macleay Island, while a massive 501 bags of weeds were handed in at IndigiScapes.
“Residents have made their backyards wildlife friendly and reduced their future garden maintenance as they replanted with their free native plants.
“Council was especially encouraging residents to look out for Climbing Nightshade, Coral Berry, Dutchman’s Pipe and Duranta sp. on the mainland and Fishbone Fern and Mother of Millions on the Islands.
“I would like to thank the community for removing so many weeds.”
Weeds’ guides are available from IndigiScapes to learn more about local weeds. To make gardening easier and save you a trip to the waste transfer station order your green waste bin from RedWaste on 1300 362 036. The green bins are a great way to manage your home green waste.