Pepper Trees

Tree Planting

Kellym added on June 23, 2014 | Answered

I'm in Victoria, Australia. I've planted a Schinus molle in a small area over an easement without knowing its growth. Should I remove it?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Answered on June 24, 2014

I'm not familiar with the behavior of this tree in your part of Australia, but I am familiar with its cousin the Brazilian pepper tree, here in Florida. It is a terrible invasive specie, and governments are spending millions of dollars to dig them up, because they are destroying whole ecosystems. If they haven't been declared invasive by your government yet, they probably will be in the near future. I would remove it as soon as possible.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Pepper Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.