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Dieback damages national park

(1977) Dieback damages national park. The West Australian, 26 January 1977. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses a severe outbreak of the fungus disease, dieback which has destroyed large areas of vegetation in the Cape le Grand national park east of Esperance.
This is the farthest east the disease has been identified.
The spread of the disease was previously thought to have stopped near Jacup, north of the Fitzgerald River, about 320 kilometres to the west.
A National Parks Authority spokesman said that dieback had been identified at Cape le Grand last winter, and seemed to have entered the park many years ago but remained dormant until last year when it killed scores of banksia trees.
A strict hygiene programme has been set up for all big vehicles entering the park.
There has been no dieback found in the Cape Arid national park and every care was being taken to keep it from the Fitzgerald River national park.

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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: ©1977 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57957
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