River Red Gum Ecological Thinning Trial

Monitoring report 2020

The ecological thinning trial aims to improve understanding 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.

30 June 2020
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publication, Annual report
  • 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 respectively.

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

This report describes the third set of 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 be red in conjunction with this report.

For more information visit our Research in the river red gum forests webpage.