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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.

Guide to managing invasive native scrub

Knowing how to best manage INS is critical to maintaining productive land.

Managing invasive native scrub to rehabilitate native pastures and open woodlands is a resource that was produced through the INS Research Program for the information of the wider community and Local Land Services staff.

Information contained within this publication is based on reviewed historical works, current research, expert opinion and landholder experience.

Find out more about INS management.