Region: Strzeleckis

Legal Number: LEGL/93-103

Plantation: Mullungdung

Plantation showing original plantation date. 1969 section replanted 2002/3.

Conservation Priority: High

Plantation located in Giffard Groundwater Management Area

September 2003: This plantation contains a large portion of native forest (possibly 50 ha) in its south west corner.

This plantation was very likely to be aerially sprayed with 2,4,5-T in 1969. The Dioxin TCDD may still exist in soil in this plantation. For more historical data on 2,4,5-T click here. For more information concerning the continuing health crisis concerning 2,4,5-T please forward to here.

Herbicides Used by Grand Ridge Plantations - Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Euc/Rad Notes Application
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Radiata and Eucalypts Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant aerial or ground
Glufosinate Ammonium 1 Woody Weeds Radiata   aerial or ground
Glyphosate 3.6 Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds Radiata, Eucalpts and Custodial    
Haloxyfop-methyl 0.13 Annual and Pernneial Grasses Eucalypts Carcinogen aerial or ground
Hexazinone 4 Woody Weeds Radiata Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground, spot
Metsulfuron-Methyl 0.06 Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds Radiata, Eucalyptus and Custodial Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground or spot
Sulfometuron Methyl 0.6 Annual and Perennial Grasses and broadleaf weeds Eucalyptus Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial or Ground

Strzelecki Ranges Maps Here

Responsible Authority: Wellington Shire Council

Plantation Catchment: flat - drains southwards

September 2003: Native vegetation within the plantation boundary.

Catchment Managment Authority: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

Septmber 2003: Some replanting of this plantation has occurred in the south east portion of the land holding. In this photo a young pine tree is seen competing with Kunzea Ericoides (plant on left) and Gahnia (reed like plant). These plants are regardde by plantation managers as weeds and will very likely be poisoned with herbicides.