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    13015: Dieback and weed control in Bungendore Park and adjacent land

    Preparing injectors for dieback control. Courtesy Bungendore Park Management Committee.
    Preparing injectors for dieback control. Courtesy Bungendore Park Management Committee.

    Bungendore Park is part of the Wungong Regional Park, located on the edge of the Darling Scarp approximately 30km southeast of Perth.

    The 498ha park consists of open Jarrah-Marri forest and small areas of Wandoo woodland and heath. Vegetation is mostly in excellent condition.

    The park is an important study site for three endangered Black cockatoos: Carnaby's, Baudin's and Forest red-tailed black.

    Phytophthora dieback and invasive weeds are major threats to the health of the park and its biodiversity.

    This project aims to address these threats through:

    • treatment of known dieback fronts with Phosphite® or a similar fungicide
    • control of weeds (including Paterson's curse, Cape tulip, Blackberry and Bridal creeper) on land adjacent to the park to minimise their encroachment into the park
    • community weeding days for cottonbush removal
    • production of an information pamphlet to inform park neighbours of the work undertaken through this project.
    Investment: $ 18 000
    Delivery organisation: Bungendore Park Management Committee
    Project duration: May 2014 - December 2014
    Location: Bungendore Park, Bedfordale (City of Armadale)

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