The Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program weeds crew has been busy tackling Rubber Vine north of the containment line for the past month, with more than 90 ha of land receiving application of control methods.

The national containment line follows the Musgrave to the Pormpuraaw road, and tracking to the west and the Lillyvale road, and to the east.  Rubber Vine outbreaks located to the north of the line is classed as a high priority, regionally and nationally.

The efforts of the weed crews have been successful, considering their work  in hot weather conditions, in the difficult terrain of the upper reaches of the Lukin River.

This vital work is aimed at curbing the northern spread of this invasive vine.

The weed crew will wind up this season's Rubber Vine control in this area, focusing on Pond Apple control along the east coast during October 2011.

This project is funded by Cape York NRM

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Pic of map showing Rubber Vine outbreak locations.