Phytophthora cinnamomi in the Otway Ranges (Cinnamon fungus or Eucalypt dieback)
What can I do, as a Mountain Biker, to reduce the impacts of Pc?
- Wash down your bike and gear after every ride is is a great habit to get into, especially if you often ride through infected Pc areas like the Yaugher Trails of Forrest. The last thing we want is to carry the Pc pathogen to the next trails you ride.
- Take notice of potentially infected areas. You may notice unusual dieback of susceptible ‘indicator’ species, such as Grasstrees, Common Heath and Eucalypt species.
- Make sure your riding buddies are looking after the environment too!