Impact of serrated tussock on urban areas

Serrated tussock:

  • Can establish on roadsides, parks, railway lines and sporting grounds in urban areas.
  • Can become a seed source for adjacent remnant native vegetation.
  • Can increase fire intensity due to the dryness and large biomass of combustible material it produces.
  • Is capable of starting fires some distance away when seed heads catch fire and blow away.
  • Lengthen the fire season when large infestations occur.

Source: "Serrated tussock - national best practice manual"