UJ1 wrote:Just found this on the relevant Park notes (my bold) ....
The presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the park
is a serious problem. This organism invades the fine
roots of many native plant species causing roots to rot.
In many places in the ranges, you will notice patches
of dead or dying plants such as grass trees, bush peas
and banksias. This is a sign that Phytophthora may be
There is no known practical cure for the disease, but
its spread can be limited by preventing the movement
of infected soil. All management tracks have been
closed to vehicle, bicycle and horse access to reduce
the spread of this serious threat. Due to the known
threat, several tracks have been quarantined to
restrict all access.
Link: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... l-Park.pdf
OK that makes sense.
There were quite a few grass trees and banksias along the route I took through the park. I should wash the bike over our tan bark easement alongside the house that doesn't get any traffic over it just in case...