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Invasive Native Species

Invasive native scrub is thickening and encroaching native trees and shrubs. This phenomenon is a serious issue in the central-west and western regions of NSW and other parts of NSW.

Invasive native scrub can have a serious adverse impact on habitats, wider landscape health, communities and farming operations.

Invasive native scrub is formally classified as:

  1. A plant species that invades vegetation communities where it has not been known to occur previously OR a species that regenerates densely following natural or artificial disturbance, and
  2. The invasion and/or dense regeneration of the species results in change of structure and/or composition of the vegetation community, and
  3. The species is within its natural geographic range or distribution.

Contact your nearest Local Land Services office for more information.