Crack willow, Russel lupin, buddleia, alder, elderberry, cotoneaster, gooseberry, flowering currant, raspberry and hops

That title reads like a link to the local Garden Centre  – but no, this is the list of invasive weeds that will be targeted in the Hopkins River and Dobson Valley area on the western edge of the Mackenzie Basin. Whereas we would probably enjoy these plants in our gardens, they thrive in the wild and have the ability to affect the natural ecosystem in which they grow. None of these plants would have been here at the time that James and Sophia set up Applecross. Great to see they will be replanting with native species too.

Read more here :-

Bid to protect 40,000ha of South Island high country from invasive weeds

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