Cairncross ConversationsUnder Attack: What's Killing our Rainforest

Come along to a public discussion on fungal threats impacting our rainforests.

Under Attack: What's Killing our Rainforest

The precious fragments Jinibara Country rainforests (such as Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) are facing many threats. You may have noticed dying Bunya trees across the Sunshine Coast hinterland and beyond. Diseases such as 'Dieback' from fungal species Phytophthora sp. and Phellinus noxius are impacting these trees and others. Another fungal threat Myrtle Rust, has only been present in our region for 12 years and is having major impacts on some of our Myrtaceae species.

Learn more about these threats, but also how we can help prevent disease spread and assist with the survival of our amazing biodiversity and culturally significant ecology.

Spencer Shaw (Brush Turkey Enterprises) and BJ Murphy (Munimba-ja Gallery and Cultural Space) share their recent research into Bunya Dieback on Maleny Road and discuss the implications and management challenges of this fungal disease, both environmentally and culturally in our local landscape.

Date: Friday, 17 March

Time: 3.30-5pm

Venue: Cairncross Theatrette, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Bookings essential

This event is part of the 'Cairncross Conversations' series: environmental, informative and on-point learning experiences for the community, held at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve's Rainforest Discovery Centre.