Last August/September I did write how we had to get rid of some trees who unfortunately had grown in a very unsuitable spot. The above photos are from that time to show how bare the area near the fence looked. In the meantime we had a lot of regrowth. However, we have to make very sure that no new camphor laurel trees start growing again. Actually Peter did find some the other day and had to discard them. There were several among the bougainvilleas near the fence. They had already grown quite a bit!!
This bush grew from this:
Why has the camphor laurel tree become a pest?
This tree is a prolific producer of seed. Some birds feed on these seeds, which then germinate readily.
Growing in suburban backyards, its massive root structure can cause serious damage to concrete structures and block drains.
In bushland areas it often competes with, and displaces native trees and other vegetation.
In these conditions it can develop into a single species community, depriving many birds and animals of their natural food supply.