I was walking torrent Bay to Falls River yesterday and noticed lots of small trees and seedlings which to me look like a eucalypt leave or something similar – did not look like a native plant. I’ve had looked at the parks management plan to see what plant pests there are and I could not work out what it is. Perhaps I’m wrong and it is a native. The closest leave type look like a Tawa, but I think that is a different leaf all together. Can you tell me what that I think it might be an Australian plant that was invading. Any ideas?
Kia ora, it sounds like you might have seen hakea which is an Australian plant that is invading. Take a look at this site to see if you recognise it. https://www.weedbusters.org.nz/what-are-weeds/weed-list/willow-leaved-hakea/