Woody Weed Control
Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Platypus specialise in large scale woody weed and willow removal using the aid of plant, such as the specialist excavator; equipped with forestry grabs, stick rakes, extended booms, wide tracks and blades.
Our experienced arborists, trained in plant identification, are able to detect weeds and non-native species before using one of our expert methods of removal:
- Cut and paint
- Mechanical removal
- Chipping and grooming
- Foliage spray
- Stock pile burning
We use environmentally friendly low-toxicity chemicals to prevent re-growth.
Our teams have a range of qualifications to aid woody weed and willow removal, including: Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP), chainsaw licenses, work place level 2 first aid, fire-awareness, white card, and working at heights training.
Why remove woody weeds and willows?
Woody weeds, such as gorse, blackberry, boxthorn and briar rose, have a detrimental effect on the environment as they tend to create a habitat more suited to exotic pest animals and do not provide a good natural environment for native animals and plants.
Willows, which were introduced mostly in the 1950s to 1970s as an erosion control measure, have since proved to have a negative impact on waterway health, and in 1999 were classified as one of Australia’s Weeds of National Significance.