Since our last post in mid November, Prickly Pear has been found and removed from three additional locations in the Nhulunbuy residential area. This Class A weed is drought resistant and will happily survive long periods without water only to flourish in the wetter months or if watered. The fruit and any part of the leaves or stem are germination points making it difficult to dispose of. For this reason we advise that you do not compost it, bury it or throw it in the bin.
Please call Luke at Dhimurru on 0499 037 753 to discuss how to deal with it.
If you know of any plants in your area, again please notify us