Ivy Plait Competition 2013
Entries Submitted and judged Sunday 8th December : 10am - 12pm
Help us answer the S.O.S call - $1000 in prize money to be won.
Make your Longest Ivy Plait to Save Our Species, and you can help “Tie up Ivy in the Dandenongs”. Plus the Longest Ivy Plait will win:
• Community Group $500 cash
• School Group $300 cash
• Individual $200 cash
For some it’s a reality...
• Your home is under threat
• Your food is limited AND
• There are fewer places to hide
But you can help to “Tie It Up Today”!
Every day Ivy creeps further in our Dandenongs. Along the way it can:
• Damage brick and timber structures
• Kill our Mountain Ash trees – the world’s tallest flowering plant, plus
• Reduce food and shelter for our wildlife
Join the fun Longest Ivy Plait Competition
and you can easily Win Up to $500 cash for helping to answer our wildlife’s SOS call to
“Tie up Ivy in the Dandenongs”!
Entry drop off and judging will be 10am – 12pm Sun 8th Dec
Call us on 1300 368 333 for more information.
Please read entry requirements
What are weeds and how do I remove them?
Weeds are unwanted plants that invade natural bushland and waterways and make it difficult for native plants and animals to survive.
A large number of weeds come from private gardens so it's important to ensure your plants are not 'jumping the fence'.
For more information on how to remove weeds download the Weed Removal Techniques fact sheet or follow the links listed below:
Declared Noxious Weeds
These plants have been declared noxious weeds under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994(CaLP Act). All land owners and land occupiers are responsible for managing noxious weeds on their land. Below is a short list of noxious weeds significant to the Yarra Ranges:
These plants are the most common and problematic weeds in the Yarra Ranges. We encourage residents to control weeds on their own property and join with neighbourhoods and established community groups to help stop environmental weeds from degrading the biodiversity values of their local area
How do I dispose of weeds?
By disposing of environmental weeds correctly you can prevent reinfestation on your property and elsewhere. The options below are recommended:
Most environmental weeds are unsuitable to go onto the green waste pile and will need to go into landfill (Weed Wipeout Tip vouchers available)
Putting them in organic waste bin ensures that weeds are not able to spread
Woody weed stems can be bundled for green collection twice per annum
Composting (excluding seed heads and species with vegetative reproduction, e.g. Wandering Trad Tradescantia fluminensis)
- Burning in accordance with Council and the Country Fire Authority prescribed burning periods and regulations
How Council can help - Weed Wipeout
We run an ongoing weed removal program called Weed Wipeout, to help residents remove and dispose of weeds on their property.
Weed Wipeout targets:
- English Ivy
- Japanese Honeysuckle
- Wandering Trad
- Wild Tobacco Tree
- Blue Periwinkle
- Arum Lily
To register to be part of this program contact our Environment Department on 1300 368 333. We will then mail you a free information pack and transfer station voucher that entitles you to dispose of one trailer load (or one cubic metre) of weeds at Coldstream, Healesville, Wesburn or Lysterfield transfer station.
For more information contact our Environment Department on 1300 368 333 or email