Grass-roots community organisation that aims to improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment



The following page is a brief summary of information available on the DPIPWE website regarding Sweet Pittosporum control. For more information view here

Non-chemical control

Physical removal

  • Hand pull small bushes and seedlings manually when the soil is damp ensuring all roots are removed.


  • Young plants are killed by fire. Mature trees may survive the fire and produce suckers.

Chemical control

Use herbicides in accordance with label. Refer to APVMA permit PER13160 where herbicide is to be used in non-cropping and bushland areas

Application method

1. Cut and paint

  • Stage of growth - actively growing
  • Suggested herbicide - Roundup Biactive®

2. Frilling

  • Stage of growth -actively growing
  • Suggested herbicide - Roundup Biactive®



Derwent Catchment Project

PO Box 22 Hamilton TAS 7140  |  Phone (03) 6286 3211  |