Snow Gum dieback

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Snow Gum dieback

Postby potato » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 8:29 am

Interesting article on the ABC talking about the dieback of snow gums due to beetles.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-10/ ... 26128?nw=0

As if the area isn't already under enough pressure.
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Re: Snow Gum dieback

Postby ggorgeman » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 8:53 am

Makes me think of the effect that the phytophthora cinnamomi infestation (cinnamon fungus) is having on Stringy Barks in areas of the Grampians.
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Re: Snow Gum dieback

Postby Nuts » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 9:01 am

Need solutions more than identifying yet more consequences, but looking for reports here:
https://www.saveoursnowgum.org/?fbclid= ... T6b8HzaopA
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Re: Snow Gum dieback

Postby Xplora » Wed 10 Mar, 2021 2:30 pm

I have been watching some of my favourite snowgums die in the last five years. Even though the Logicorn beetle is native, there still maybe some things which can be done to reduce the numbers. The boffins are trying to decide if intervention is appropriate. Spreading the word is helpful. Locating more sites is important.
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Re: Snow Gum dieback

Postby Hughmac » Sat 13 Mar, 2021 6:29 pm

As if the state of the environment in Australia wasn't depressing enough. When I read these stories I feel like there is an elephant kneeling on my chest. The Australia I leave behind when I die won't be the one I grew up in. God help our children.
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Re: Snow Gum dieback

Postby Nuts » Mon 15 Mar, 2021 10:16 am

Or one monstrous Canary, & yet another coal mine.
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