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Quarantine observed

Harris, A. (1980) Quarantine observed. The West Australian, 30 April 1980. pp. 7-8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Four years ago the Forest Department banned vehicle and horse movements in a quarantine area of the jarrah forest. Restrictions were introduced in 1976 and extended to 1977 to buy time to pinpoint the centres of the dieback disease and to develop an aerial mapping technique to give a complete photographic cover of every dead tree and shrub. The close study of dieback shows that the disease flares up in spring and autumn. Logging trials in the quarantine area will be conducted through the four seasons over three years, with vehicle traffic kept to a minimum and monitored to make sure dieback isn't spread during the process.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1980 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57056
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