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Backyard Trees Workshop
April 30, 2017 – 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
When you look out on the horizon and see the beautiful trees, did you know that there are more species than wattles and gums? Many of us are familiar with only a small percentage of our native trees; this workshop aims to introduce you to many more species. Come and broaden your tree horizons! Learn about all of the other wonderful species of Australian trees that we have and what you could add to your garden.
Once again we will have a varied group of presenters. We will learn about the evolution of these fascinating trees, how shrubs can become small trees and much more. Joining us as presenters will be Chief Botanist & Director of Plant Sciences & Biodiversity at the National Herbarium Professor David Cantrill who will lead us through the developmental history of these fascinating plants. Dr Alistair Watt will speak about Australian Gymnosperms. The highly renowned Dr Gregory Moore will be speaking about the importance of urban tree planting in Melbourne. Our very own Rodger Elliot will speak about Sheoaks and the Daintree Pine while John Thompson will lead us through the social and cultural uses of our backyard trees. We will also wander through the Australian Garden to come face to face with some of these treasures.
Booking form can be found here.
Photo: Young and mature plants of Allocasuarina decaisneana beside the ‘Red Centre Way’, Northern Territory. Photographer: Rodger Elliot