Bitou Busters target morning glory

Hawks Nest, NSW

Sixteen Bitou Busters removed many bags of the weed morning glory along The Boulevarde on Saturday 23 July.

Huge bitou bushes and large areas of mother-of-millions were also removed.

It was difficult work on hands and knees tracing crisscrossing vines over large stretches of bush to make removal possible.

The morning glory is becoming a serious threat to the bush in Hawks Nest. It was brought over for their attractive flower from Mexico and Central America. Their alternative common name is mile-a-minute, giving an idea of the speed at which they can grow, totally engulfing the bush in a very short time.