The entirely unpalatable Italian Buckthorn

In this episode of The Pondcast, Glenelg Hopkins CMA’s Tania Parker is out in the field at the Tyrendarra Flora Reserve talking Italian Buckthorn.

This introduced woody wood with attractive red berries is starting to get itself established in the loamy soils of the south west, and particularly, in areas of significance like the flora reserve.

It’s pretty good at growing thickly and shading out everything underneath it, but it might have met in its match in Robin Adair and his offsider Kim, and their diesel mix.