Simon Purves from Brimbank City Council oversees a serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) control program for Sydenham Park, a 231 hectare site, in the outer north western suburbs of Melbourne.
This area is known to have medium to dense infestations of serrated tussock throughout the landscape. Sydenham Park was no exception, so to preserve and enhance the biodiversity value of the site, Simon and his team trialled different methods for serrated tussock control. This was part of a four-year program designed to stop its spread and enable native grassland plant species to recover and thrive.
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