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Phytophthora Control

"PHYTOPHTHORA IS DAMAGING OUR ENVIRONMENT AND WE AS BUSHWALKERS ARE IN A POSITION TO HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THIS DISEASE."

What is Phytophthora?

Phytophthora is a fungal disease that causes damage to plants in areas we walk through. The disease is also common in your garden.

What does it look like?

The most obvious signs of Phytophthora are:

What is the problem?

The disease is being spread throughout our bushland by infected soil being carried from one place to another. Our footwear and equipment contribute to the problem.

How can we help?

By cleaning and disinfecting our footwear at home each time we have walked in an infected area. Disinfectant can be methylated spirits (undiluted) or household bleach (one part bleach, four parts water).

By keeping to designated roads and walking trails, parking in designated car parks, and complying with track access restrictions in force within infected areas.

What areas are infected?

The Department of Natural Resources & Environment (DNRE) has advised that the fungus is present in the following areas:

Thank you for your cooperation.

For more detailed information on Phytophthora see the Australian Government publication: "Phytophthora Root Rot"