Grass Tree community
This project commemorates the work of Dr Gretna Weste, who carried out highly valuable research on a disease that attacks plant roots, causing 'dieback' and often leading to the death of native plants.
Called Phytophthora cinnamomi (previously Cinnamon Fungus) the disease is a huge environmental problem in the Brisbane Ranges and other national parks.
As part of this project we need volunteers to help us look at the long-term impact of infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi on Grass Trees.
Project results will be used to evaluate and refine the management strategies used to manage Phytophthora cinnamomi in the Brisbane Ranges National Park.
They will also contribute to ongoing research into the spread, effects and management of Phytophthora cinnamomi.
The project will run over several years and we will need help gathering information. The next monitoring project will be in the autumn of 2012.
Monitoring dates will be published.
For further information on NatureWatch monitoring weekends please email NatureWatch or phone 03 9341 6510.
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For further questions, bookings for any of the above events or to join the NatureWatch email NatureWatch or phone 03 9341 6510.