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Protect Australia’s Forests

Plant Health Australia (PHA) has developed an online course Biosecurity Surveillance: Protecting Australia’s Forests developed with funding provided by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

The course is available on PHA’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) platform. It explores the role biosecurity plays in keeping Australia’s forests healthy, as well as the signs and symptoms for common forestry pests and diseases and how to report them. Aimed at those with an interest in and who regularly work with trees, the course is designed to:

  • increase biosecurity awareness
  • encourage reporting of suspect pest sightings
  • break down communication barriers between the general public and forest health experts
  • complement other forest projects including Forest Watch Australia and MyPestGuide™ Trees.

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Stakeholder training

As part of Forest Watch Australia, training events are periodically provided by state and territory partners to those interested or responsible for tree and/or forest health. These events aim to

  • Increase awareness of pest issues relating to native forests, plantations, and urban forests.
  • Highlight the latest resources, methodologies and tools available.
  • Encourage increased reporting of unhealthy trees and/or pest sightings.

If you would like to be informed of future training activities, please complete this form.