Phytophthora Dieback


Phyto (plant)  - phthora (destroyer) 

Pronounced FY-TOF-THOR-A and commonly called “dieback”

“The arrival and spread of dieback is now seen to  be a biological disaster of global significance for conservation of areas of great biodiversity.”

Podger, James and Mulcah - Review of Dieback in Western Australia - report to the Western Australia Minister for the Environment 1996

Phytophthora dieback, alongside climate change and salinity, is one of the major threats to the biodiversity of Western Australia's ecosystems. Read more

Managing Phytophthora dieback

Simple things you can do to prevent this…..


…...becoming this......