River Red Gum Ecological Thinning Trial

Monitoring report 2020

The ecological thinning trial aims to learn about the effectiveness of ecological thinning for addressing a range of conservation concerns associated with widespread high stem density stands and canopy dieback in river red gum forests.

Date
30 June 2020
Publisher
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Type
Publication, Annual report
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-922431-40-0
  • ID EES20200267
  • File PDF 11.3MB
  • Pages 114
  • Name river-red-gum-ecological-thinning-trial-monitoring-report-2020-200267.pdf

A total of 22 sites are located in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National Park in New South Wales.Each site consists of three 9 hectare treatment plots, which were allocated to control, moderate thinning and heavy thinning treatments.

The analyses in this report seek to explore the effects of ecological thinning on a range of variables.

This report describes the third post-thinning monitoring data that were collected in 2019–20 and compares them with data collected in previous years.

Monitoring and reporting will continue annually until 2022, at which time the monitoring plan will be reviewed.

The River Red Gum Ecological Thinning Trial Monitoring report 2020 – Appendices (PDF 10.2MB) should also be red in conjunction with this report.