The African Tulip: A Bright & Beautiful Pest
African tulip trees have long been cultivated around Queensland and elsewhere in Australia as a garden plant and street tree. However, it is now a declared weed species and is regarded as a significant environmental pest in this state, as well as in the Northern Territory and on Christmas Island.
Its status as a pest is being closely watched in northern New South Wales and other parts of northern Australia. We recently released an article that gave a general overview of invasive tree species that are commonly found in the Moreton Bay region but wanted to single out the African Tulip due to its impact on native bees.