BMAD? #marineexplorer by John Turnbull Via …

BMAD? #marineexplorer

BMAD? #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

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Bell miner associated dieback (BMAD) is a forest problem in which growing populations of native bell miner birds can result in death of trees. These deaths are related to large numbers of sap feeding insects (psyllids) which are associated with these birds. This bend in the Lane Cove River has bell miners (I hear them each time we paddle through) and you can see dead trees on the right. www.environment.nsw.gov.au/vegetation/bellminerdiebackstr…