The Fraser Coast Regional Council is committed to building better communities by maintaining our unique natural environment and lifestyle.
As part of this commitment, we are in the process of removing African Tulip Trees from all Fraser Coast Regional Council parks and gardens. The trees were introduced to Australia and have become a pest. As Council’s Biosecurity Officers moved around the region monitoring pests and weeds, they have also noted the locations of African Tulip Trees.
We are on the countdown to zero!
158 African Tulip Trees have been identified for removal on Council land.
The trees are being removed as part of Council's planned arboriculture activities.
Removed to date
Trees to go!
African tulip trees are a serious environmental weed in Coastal Queensland, where they are highly invasive and form dense stands in gullies and along streams, crowding out native vegetation. They are also extremely harmful to native stingless bees and a public safety hazard (when these trees are planted along footpaths, their dropped flowers can create a slippery walking surface).
To help eradicate these trees from our region, Council decided that Fraser Coast residents who eradicate African Tulip Trees from their private land can receive a free native seedling from Council for each tree they remove. Residents should take a photo of the tree before and after removal and email them to OpenSpacefirstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the replacement.
For further information on the African Tulip Tree, please see the Queensland Government fact sheet.