Are you concerned about eucalypt dieback on Phillip Island?
Over the past several years, many of our Landcare Members have noticed Eucalyptus trees, young and old, dying back across Phillip Island. The nature of dieback in different areas can vary due to many complex, and often interacting causes.
Phillip Island Landcare Group have formed a Sub-Committee of scientists, farmers, Phillip Island Nature Parks and Bass Coast Shire Council representatives to look into local dieback issues.
You can help in the research on this issue as a landholder or community member, by becoming a ‘Citizen Scientist’. We have launched a Pilot Dieback Survey Program and need your help to record the location, extent and nature of any dieback happening on your properties or roadsides. Collecting information on where dieback is occurring across the island with any factors affecting local trees, may help us to see if any patterns emerge.
The development of this program was supported by the Victorian Government Biodiversity Action Grants.
We have also included a Land for Wildife note, explaining the complex nature of tree dieback.
For any inquiries and for filled out forms/photos, please email Lisa Wangman, Group Facilitator for the Phillip Island Landcare group on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dieback Walk and Talk Session
Date/time: Saturday April 1st from 10-12pm
Location: Oswin Roberts reserve, meeting at the Harbison Road entry car park.
Content: Dieback Sub-Committee members including botanists, ecologists and local farmers will lead a walk showing areas of dieback within the reserve, discussing some of the issues. A demonstration of using our new Pilot Survey Program sheet to monitor Eucalyptus dieback will be included.