Myrtle Rust – The Silent Killer

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Australia’s native plants are experiencing their own pandemic. The myrtle rust fungus is silently killing our seedlings, saplings and established trees. Hundreds of Australian species in the Myrtaceae family are susceptible including bottlebrushes, eucalypts and tea trees with 16 species set to become extinct within a generation.

This new short film shares first-hand stories on this disease from indigenous rangers, scientists and landowners. Please share this short video so more people understand the threat to our native plants and the conservation actions we must take to save them.