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War on willows

CSIRO Media Release – 29 July 2011
Ref 11/84
Grey sallow willow (Salix cinerea) is a weed of national significance which inhabitats riverbanks across much of south-eastern Australia. Tara Hopley and Professor Andrew Young's research found that an average willow tree can produce as many as 330,000 seeds a year which can travel over 15km via wind or insects.

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Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank areas in Australia This project was undertaken in south eastern Australia, in one of the areas most affected by this invasive willow.

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