Following a day of fire fighting activities encompassing aerial water bombing and ground crews mopping up hot spots, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve will be open on Sunday 20 January 2019. The site will be monitored throughout Sunday.
The Mt Gingera bushfire site has also been mopped up and will be monitored throughout Sunday.
Last updated: 11.30pm Saturday 19 January 2019
|CROWN THINNING||EPICORMIC SHOOTS||TREE DEATH|
Dieback in eucalypt species is often first recognised by crown thinning as branches become increasingly bare as foliage is reduced.
In response to reduced foliage, eucalypts will attempt to regenerate through epicormic shoots along the trunk and branches.
If the tree is not resilient enough to the level of stress it is experiencing, the remaining leaves and shoots will die and fall of leaving a bare tree structure.