Phytophthora dieback

Phytophthora dieback impact, management, prevention and research.
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Phytophthora dieback is caused by the plant pathogen, Phytophthora cinnamomi, which kills susceptible plants, such as banksias, jarrah and grass trees, by attacking their root systems.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is carrying out research into:

  • methods to detect new species
  • reduce the spread
  • seed banking
  • long term impacts

Read about the impact of Phytophthora dieback and what actions you can take to help prevent further spread.