Dieback Working Group
Latest News 10 February 2014
2014 TAP for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi now in force
The Australian Government's Department of the Environment has approved the 2014 "Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi", now available for download on the Department of the Environment website. ...

2 December 2013
GREENCARD Training next week - book your place now!
Under Project Dieback, the Dieback Working Group is offering a free inducted level GREENCARD Training: Phytophthora Dieback Hygiene Course at the Busselton CRC on Wednesday 11th of December. Get in quick to secure your place in the training....

10 September 2013
Bush Skills for the Hills Dieback workshop this weekend
Places are still available in the Bush Skills for the Hills workshop titled Dieback: Managing the Menace, this Saturday 14th of September at the Mundaring Hall. ...


14 September 2013
Dieback Workshop - Bush Skills for the Hills

11 December 2013
Project Dieback: Green Card Busselton training

Dieback: The Biological Bulldozer
1) What Is It?
The impact of Phytophthora Dieback is arguably the greatest threat to the biodiversity of the south-west region in Western Australia. Within infested areas Phytophthora dieback acts like a Biological Bulldozer by killing dominant tree and understorey plant species. Thereby, the introduction of the disease results in a dramatically altered plant community.
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2) How Can We Manage It?
Once Phytophthora Dieback is introduced into a site it is near impossible to eradicate it. Therefore, management of the disease must aim to prevent further spread & reduce its impact.
Find out about management options...

3) What Can I Do To Help?
There is plenty we can all do to help in the fight against this devastating plant disease. You can minimise the spread of the disease by buying Dieback-free materials such as soil, gravel, potting mix, mulch and nursery plants.
Find out how you can help...