|Botanical Name||Casuarina glauca|
|Origin||SE Asia, SW Pacific, Australia|
DescriptionPlants resemble pine - from a distance may be confused with young kahikatea. Has slender often weeping branches. New growth often orange/brown. Many small cone-like seed pods occur directly on branches.
Where is it found?Common shelter plant in horticultural areas. Spreads in wetlands and saltmarshes.
Why is it a problem?Spreads into wetlands, changes water flow and forms dense growth shading out native species.
How does it spread?Seed, long-lasting.
How do I get rid of it?
Hand pull small plants. Cut larger trees and treat stump with herbicide.
Cut large seeding trees and apply herbicide. Hand pull seedlings if possible. Revisit site for several years.