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Grass Tree community monitoring project

Grass Tree monitoring in the Brisbane Ranges.


The Grass Tree Community Monitoring Project commemorates the work of Dr Gretna Weste, who carried out over 30 years of highly valuable research on Phytophthora cinnamomi, a disease that attacks plant roots, causing 'dieback' and often leading to the death of native plants.

Phytophthora cinnamomi (previously called Cinnamon Fungus) is a problem in the Brisbane Ranges, Wilsons Promontory and other national parks.

Victorian National Parks Association volunteers and the Friends of Brisbane Ranges and Friends of the Prom have been monitoring the health of Grass Trees since 2007.


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Dr Gretna West To get involved contact NatureWatch Coordinator Christine Connelly at or phone 9341 6510.

This project is dedicated to the memory of Dr Gretna Weste (pictured right).