Observations of Eucalypt Decline in Temperate Australian Forests and Woodlands
Vic Jurskis - 2004
This is a report of a brief study tour of forest and rural tree decline in south-western Australia, Tasmania and south-eastern Australia.
There were many similarities amongst the different cases examined, even though a wide range of pests, pathogens and parasites were associated with them.
Unfavourable climatic conditions, especially drought, were associated with many cases, however decline typically occurred low in the landscape on sheltered or water-accumulating sites.
Acute drought stress was apparent on some more exposed sites.
There were often contrasts in the health of the same tree species in the same climatic conditions under different management, especially different fire and grazing regimes.