Mickey Mouse Plant on the Loose! Ochna Control workshop

ochna serrulata, weed control, workshop
  • When 24 Nov, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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Mickey Mouse Plant, or Ochna serrulata, is invading bushland in the lower Clarence!


Ochna has been planted extensively in gardens and as hedges throughout Maclean. The attractive yellow flowers are out now and easy to spot, followed by bright red calyx surrounding the shiny black fruits, giving it its name of Mickey Mouse Plant.

Unfortunately these fruits are very attractive to birds and as a result the plant has been spread throughout areas of natural bush. It is now a notorious environmental weed. It is very difficult to control and occurs in dense stands up to 3m tall.

You are invited to an Ochna Control workshop

29A Roderick St Maclean on

Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 10am


Come along to our workshop and learn about the various treatment methods used to control this environmental weed. We will have professional bush regenerators to demonstrate the various techniques and discuss their effectiveness. A recommended treatment guide will be compiled and distributed after the workshop.

Everyone concerned and involved in weed control in natural areas and on private land is encouraged to come.

CONTACT: Cat Ph 66458968


This workshop is part of a 3 year “Forest Linkages” project currently being undertaken by Maclean Landcare Group Inc, and supported by the NSW government Environmental Trust.