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    12067: Saving a keystone species and the integrity of the ecosystem - Marri canker

    Lead Minister for NRM Ken Baston with Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council NRM Coordinator Karen Warner looking at the Marri canker phone 'app' developed as part of the project. Courtesy Department of Agriculture and Food.
    Lead Minister for NRM Ken Baston with Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council NRM Coordinator Karen Warner looking at the Marri canker phone 'app' developed as part of the project. Courtesy Department of Agriculture and Food.

    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

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