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    12063: Weed control and dieback treatment, Bungendore Park and adjacent land

    Dieback treatment of trees by injection of Phosphite with Chemjet syringes. Courtesy K Sarti, Bungendore Park Management Committee.
    Dieback treatment of trees by injection of Phosphite with Chemjet syringes. Courtesy K Sarti, Bungendore Park Management Committee.

    Bungendore Park in Bedfordale is a 498 hectare peri-urban reserve, comprising six major habitat types. Declared rare flora and numerous priority flora can be found in the park which is also an important study site for three endangered Black cockatoo species.

    The park is mostly in excellent condition, but Phytophthora dieback and invasive weeds are threatening biodiversity.

    This project will implement priorities in the 'Bungendore Park Dieback Management Plan 2009-2019' including the treatment of known dieback fronts. A contractor will be engaged to undertake stem injection and foliar spraying with Phosphite® or similar fungicide and to provide GIS data.

    Weed control will also be undertaken, mostly in adjacent Wungong Regional Park, to reduce encroachment of weeds into Bungendore Park. A contractor will be engaged to undertake both chemical control and manual removal of species such as Paterson's curse, Cape tulip, Montpellier broom, Bridal creeper and a variety of woody weeds.

    Investment: $ 18 000
    Delivery organisation: Bungendore Park Management Committee
    Project duration: November 2012 - August 2013
    Location: Bungendore Park, Bedfordale
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