5 Invasive Plants To Remove From Your Garden – Part 2

5 Invasive Plants To Remove From Your Garden – Part 2

Continuing from my previous blog post highlighting 5 Invasive Plants to remove from your garden – Part 1, today we’ll finish off the list.

So, continue reading on to find out which other invasive plants you must remove your garden. And, for quick and easy removal of your garden waste, consider 4 Waste Removals garden skip bin hire in Brisbane.

4. Cocos Palm

The cocos palm is a highly invasive species that grows just about anywhere and under almost every weather condition. The tree can grow up to a height of 18m, and it is one of the largest palm species that can be seen in Brisbane.

While the cocos palm is not unattractive to look at, it is not a self-pruning tree. Because of this, the tree often sheds fruits and seed pods which can grow into new trees. The cocos palm tree can easily colonise its surrounding areas, depriving other native plants of water, sunlight, and resources. Moreover, the fruit of the cocos palm is slippery, and it can cause accidents to happen. The fruit also rots to give off an unpleasant smell, and the tree attracts bats and possums.

Nurseries in Brisbane aren’t allowed to sell the cocos palm anymore. However, given that the species is so invasive, juvenile trees keep popping up here and there. If you spot one growing in your garden, get rid of it as soon as you can!

5. Chinese Elm

Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm)

The last on our list, the Chinese Elm is one of the most hated weeds here in Brisbane. While the Chinese elm grows into a very beautiful and attractive tree, it can grow to massive heights of 18m with canopy diameters ranging over 30m.

Over the many years that the 4 Waste Removals has been operating, I estimate that we have removed approximately 150 mature species and over 2500 juvenile species of the Chinese Elm in Brisbane every year. While this tree is good business for us, it also goes to show just how much Brisbane homeowners hate the Chinese Elm.

This is because there are some problems with this species. First of all, its sheer size of the tree and its root power can cause damage to house foundations, water pipes, and driveways. Juvenile Chinese Elm trees are also notorious for chain-link fencing. This means that young trees link together and there’s no easy way of removing them once they grow a little. The tree is also hated for shedding an immense amount of leaves and for its highly self-propagating nature. The Chinese Elm is classified as a Class 3 weed, so make sure to get rid of it from your garden!

To remove invasive plants from your garden, you need a waste removal solution that is quick, easy and affordable. For this, look no further than our garden skip bin hire in Brisbane here at 4 Waste Removals. Simply schedule a date and we will deliver one of our garden skips to you. Once the skip arrives, dump all your garden waste into it, and we’ll take care of removing it for you.


Continuing from my previous post, the Cocos Palm and the Chinese Elm are two other highly invasive plants that you must remove from your garden. Both these plants are self-propagating, and they can harm native plants in your garden, as well as cause harm to your property.

And, for all your garden waste removal needs in Brisbane, consider the waste removal experts here at 4 Waste Removals. Get in touch with us for our garden skip bin hire in Brisbane today!

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