12067: Saving a keystone species and the integrity of the ecosystem - Marri canker
Marri (Corymbia calophylla) is a prominent woodland and urban tree found throughout the south-west of Western Australia. Since the 1970s it has been is suffering from decline due to a disease called canker.
This project aims to address the threat of native tree decline associated with Marri canker in the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council area.
It will develop a smart phone application about Marri canker.
The 'app' will help the user identify canker, and allow them to submit information about affected trees, including their condition, location and a photograph.
The project will also map affected trees, undertake community education and trail treatment methods.
|Investment:||$ 50 000|
|Delivery organisation:||Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council|
|Project duration:||January 2013 - June 2014|
|Location:||Ledger Road Reserve in Kalamunda and selected sites in Greenmount National Park|