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…..