Weedy Wattle Day – Torbay Hall 3 September

Come along to the Torbay Hall on Sunday 3rd September to learn more about weedy wattles.  And yes we do have a few around the area!  Particularly Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia).

Date: Sunday 3rd September

Venue:  Torbay Hall

Time: 10:00-12:00

Free BBQ lunch provided

Rosie Smith, Greenskills Weedy Wattle Coordinator, will be running a workshop for on weedy wattles.  The workshop will cover wattle identification and control techniques.  This event will commence in the hall, and weather permitting,participants will be able to spend part of the morning outside putting their identification skills to the test.

There are a couple of weedy wattles found near the Torbay hall with the most common being the Sydney Golden Wattle.  It is not surprising really that there are so many of them around.  It wasn’t all that long ago that the best advice was to plant them for wind breaks and shelter belts.  That was before we realised just how quickly they spread and how invasive they can be.

Now they can be seen everywhere.  Birds love the seed and spread it.  So its a great time to get out and remove them before the seed has a chance to mature.

As this is an area wide problem TCG will be supporting Greenskills with this event.  If you would like to book to attend this event contact

Rosie Smith:  weedywattlecoordinator@greenskills.org.au