In response to Merrylin's query on the dying eucalypts I
feel that everybody should be made aware of this BIG problem,so here is an
extract from the recent press release.
This press release came about because of a paper presented by
Dr David Paton
at the South Austalian Ornithological Association Congress in
Berei South Australia In September 1999
"Mundulla Yellows" is a newely discovered disease that kills
Australian plants,Particularly eucalypts.
It has recently been reported from all five southern
Australian states where it is rapidly spreading across
agricultural and urban areas. Tens of thousands of trees and
shrubs now show signs of the disease and
prediction on current evidence is that more trees and shrubs
will be infected and also die.
The loss of vegitation will seriosly impact on Australia's
biodiversity of which birds are just one component
The causal agent, method of spread and cure for Mundulla
Yellows are not known.
I urge all interested persons to write to the
politicians to stress the tragic consequences of this disease if
urgent action is not taken.
Sorry for such a long winded message although I believe it was