Old Mans Beard

Old Man's Beard - City Street

Old Man's Beard - City Street

The Society has completed the mapping of the Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) vine in the areas adjacent  to the Town Belt. What it has found is disturbing with nearly 200 sites in and around the Belt. Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a significant threat to the health of the Town Belt and its forest composition. Its prolific seed production make it a very serious pest plant and one thats needs eradication from public and private land. The Society has approached the Otago Regional and Dunedin City Councils to investigate the properties and get an effective control programme in place for these areas. Private landowners have a part to play in eradicating this plant from their property. The Society will await the actions of both Councils with interest as to how they approach this issue. Old man’s beard map (PDF)

Map of Old Mans Beard Presence

Old Man's Beard GPS Map

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