What makes a weed a weed?
Weed Team Ranger, Summer, shares what makes a weed, a weed.
We’ve created a safe haven for native wildlife within our fence, and our ongoing weed work ensures these unwanted plants are kept at bay so those that belong can thrive. But what if we treated the rest of Aotearoa like our sanctuary, and replaced those that don’t belong with those that do - our natives? We could do some pretty amazing things for our native ecosystems - in our home gardens, and our local outdoor spaces. Targeting weeds in our own backyards creates spaces for native plants, invertebrates and birds to thrive and prevents them from being spread far and wide – including into Zealandia.
If you’re in, a great place to start is to learn how to identify and recognise weeds.