|Botanical Name||Casuarina glauca|
|Origin||SE Asia, SW Pacific, Australia|
IdentificationPlants 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.
HabitatsCommon shelter plant in horticultural areas. Spreads in wetlands and saltmarshes.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsSpreads into wetlands, changes water flow and forms dense growth shading out native species.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesSeed, long-lasting.
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.