Stephen, I would have thought so too. Thanks for the list.
Leilehua is visiting the Top End next year so I’ll ask her to take precautions.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
043 8650 835
PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Nominated by Earthfoot for Condé Nast’s International Ecotourism Award, 2004.
With every introduction of a plant or animal that goes feral this continent
becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
On 1 Jun 2016, at 9:24 am, Stephen Ambrose <> wrote:
> According to the plant list in the following link, Australian Myrtaceae would
> be at risk from the fungus.
> Kind regards,
> Stephen Ambrose
> Ryde NSW
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Birding-Aus On Behalf Of
>> Denise Goodfellow
>> Sent: Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 8:01 PM
>> To: birding-aus
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] birds affected by the die-off of native trees in
>> Good evening all. Some of you may have heard of the die-off of trees in
>> Hawai’i. Here are a couple of reports.
>> "Since its discovery in 2010, rapid ohia death has devastated thousands of
>> acres of native forests throughout Hawaii Island. Ohia, one of the most
>> important forest trees in Hawai’i”
>> The Nature Conservancy puts the number of tree deaths at 100 000, half the
>> trees on the Big Island
>> Indigenous Hawai’ian elder, Leilehua Yuen has just written: Pretty much all
>> forest birds (are affected). The ʻōhiʻa-lehua is a keystone tree, comprising
>> up to 80% of a given forest stand.
>> The culprit is a fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata. I don’t know if Australian
>> members of Myrtaceae are at threat. Can anyone on Birding Aus tell me?
>> Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
>> PO Box 71
>> Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
>> 043 8650 835
>> PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
>> Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
>> Nominated by Earthfoot for Condé Nast’s International Ecotourism Award,
>> With every introduction of a plant or animal that goes feral this continent
>> becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
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