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North Burnett Regional Council’s Land Protection Officers have been on the hunt for Chinee Apple, Ziziphus mauritiana in recent months, in historically known locations along the Burnett River, with the aim of eradication as part of NBRC’s Biosecurity Plan 2019-2024.

Chinee apple is a category 3 restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. It must not be given away, sold or released into the environment. The Act requires everyone to take all reasonable and practical measures to minimise the biosecurity risks associated with invasive plants under their control, to meet their general biosecurity obligation (GBO).

LPO’s have treated 10 shrubs ranging in size growing within 50 metres from the banks of the Burnett River in the Philpott area.

If you believe you have Chinee Apple or would like to confirm if a plant is Chinee Apple or not, please contact our friendly LPO staff for assistance. You can find out more about Chinee apple on the Business Queensland website or go to their page here.

If you would like to receive your free copy of the ‘Weeds of Southern Queensland’ book with its easy-to-use identification and herbicide options for each weed. Please email or call NBRC on 1300 696 272.

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