Seqwater will be removing Chinese celtis trees growing along the bank of the Brisbane river north of Kholo Bridge.

The work is scheduled to begin on 11 September 2017 and is expected to take six weeks, subject to unexpected delays.

Caring for our catchments is one of the best ways to protect water quality and the security of our drinking water supply in South East Queensland.

Chinese celtis is a declared weed species in Queensland. It is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that forms dense infestations in catchment areas and prevents native riparian vegetation from regenerating.

What to expect:

• working hours are between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
• Seqwater contractors will be removing Chinese celtis trees from within the road reserve.
• equipment may include, but is not limited to:
• excavators
• forest mulchers
• wood chippers
• chainsaws and brushcutters
• trucks and utility vehicles.
• work will also involve spot spraying infant weed plants and painting cut stumps with registered herbicides under an Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) permit.

If you are in the area, please obey signage, follow the instructions of work personnel and do not pass any barricades we have set up for your safety.

This work is part of a multi-year program of work, which includes follow up maintenance to treat any remaining weeds.