Casuarina

Also known as:
Grey Sheoak, Swamp Oak
Family:
Casuarinaceae
Origin:
SE Asia, SW Pacific, Australia

General description

Evergreen tree <15m high. Resembles a pine; from a distance may be confused with young kahikatea. Slender, often-weeping branches; new growth often orange-brown. Many small cone-like seedpods directly on branches.

Wetlands, saltmarshes. Common in horticultural shelterbelts.

Long-lasting seeds spread by wind. Vegetative spread through suckering.

Changes water flow in wetlands & forms dense growth shading out native species.

Site management

Plants will coppice if cut without stump painting with herbicide.

Recommended approaches

1. Hand pull small plants.
2. Cut larger trees & stump paint (5g metsulfuron/1L or 100ml triclopyr/1L).
3. Basal spray (20ml triclopyr/1L diesel).

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

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RPMS status

Not a legally declared pest plant
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