The Broad-leaved pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) is an extremely prolific invasive tree in our catchment, the red seeds are easily distributed through our waterways and by birds. Broad-leaved pepper tree is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. It must not be given away, sold, or released into the environment without a permit. The tree can also affect human health with its toxic resin that can cause persistent swelling, rashes, welts and haemorrhages in the eyes, the pollen can also cause respiratory difficulty. We don’t just take out invasive species because they’re not natural, sometimes they are a risk to animals and our health.
If you would like more information, please visit: https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/…/IPA-Broad-Leaved-Pepper-Tree-F…
PO Box 217
Sherwood Qld 4075 OCCA Resource Centre:
9 Macdevitt St
Coopers Plains Qld 4108