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Catalyst: Tree Deaths - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Tree Deaths - ABC TV Science | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Swathes of trees are dying around the world and Anja Taylor investigates the cause of the mass devastation...
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Canberra's Indigenous gardener Adam Shipp reaps rewards at Greening Australia

Canberra's Indigenous gardener Adam Shipp reaps rewards at Greening Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Adam Shipp has been growing some tasty treats at the Koori bush tucker garden at Aranda.
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‘Island’ grevillea drifts through time

‘Island’ grevillea drifts through time | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

GENETIC testing of the bird-pollinated Grevillea georgeana (Proteaceae) on ‘terrestrial islands’ in WA has found most are so isolated that their evolution has become driven by genetic drift.

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Native foods helping citrus farmer value add

Native foods helping citrus farmer value add | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A Riverland farmer is making the most out of native food crops by turning them into flavouring essence.
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ANZAC grevillea hybrid marks centenary celebrations

ANZAC grevillea hybrid marks centenary celebrations | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

THROUGH an intense breeding program of native flora, Kings Park botanists have provided the Western Australian RSL with a commemorative grevillea in time for the Anzac Centenary.

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Tas researchers seize rare opportunity to bank seeds of native conifers

Tas researchers seize rare opportunity to bank seeds of native conifers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Tasmanian researchers are scrambling to collect the seeds of native conifer tree species during a sudden fruiting period.
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Roth Hetherington Reserve renewed by upskilling asylum seekers

Roth Hetherington Reserve renewed by upskilling asylum seekers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers have worked voluntarily to restore the Western Australia garden at the Roth Hetherington Reserve.
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Climate change likely to be responsible for Monaro dieback

Climate change likely to be responsible for Monaro dieback | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A researcher says climate change is most likely behind eucalypt dieback on the Monaro, in NSW.
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Philip Clarke’s discovery of Aboriginal plant kingdom

Philip Clarke’s discovery of Aboriginal plant kingdom | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

WHEN the young Philip Clarke arrived at the South Australian Museum as a volunteer worker in 1982, it was a musty, eccentric place, with a diverse range of near-forgotten treasures packed away. The Aboriginal artefact stores were housed in the east wing basement of the main building on Adelaide’s North Terrace. Here, in the “crypt”, a dark, dusty vault smelling strongly of ­naphthalene, Clarke began the researches that would shape and guide his life over the next three decades.

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Favourite Kimberley bush foods and medicine targeted by bio-pirates

Favourite Kimberley bush foods and medicine targeted by bio-pirates | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Local gubinge (Terminalia ferdinandiana) plant cultivation may be affected by complex patent laws and loopholes in legislation, leaving Australian native plant industries behind as overseas companies snap up the rights.

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Legwork needed to chronicle Banksia resilience

Legwork needed to chronicle Banksia resilience | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the University of WA (UWA) are calling on volunteer 'citizen scientists' to help determine if the range of one of WA's most well-known flora genera—the Banksia—is contracting with climate change.
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Stirling Range flora nears extinction

Stirling Range flora nears extinction | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The soil-borne water mould Phytophthora cinnamomi (dieback) has rendered unique vegetation on the peaks of the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern to the point of being critically endangered.
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Critically endangered tree receives a leg up on Mt Imlay

A CRITICALLY endangered mallee eucalypt’s chances of survival have been boosted following a dedicated team’s trek up the 886 metre Mt Imlay to plant 20 precious seedlings.
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New England Banksia finds its place in history

New England Banksia finds its place in history | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A BANKSIA found along Waterfall Way and on the eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands above the Nambucca Valley has been declared a distinct species on the back of some determined research by postgraduate student Margaret Stimpson.
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Jackie French reviews 'Australian Plants for Canberra Region gardens'

Jackie French reviews 'Australian Plants for Canberra Region gardens' | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
You can't just plant half a dozen grevilleas, a thryptomene and a banskia and call it a native garden. This latest edition of a great gardening book for Canberra is blooming marvellous.
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Knee-high rainforest: push for Unesco protection in Western Australia's Kwongan country – video

Knee-high rainforest: push for Unesco protection in Western Australia's Kwongan country – video | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A group of scientists in Western Australia are leading the bid for a Unesco world heritage area to be created in the south-west of the state
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Fire linked to dieback spread

Fire linked to dieback spread | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

FIRE has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.

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Brazil to decide on whether to approve world's first GM eucalyptus trees

Brazil to decide on whether to approve world's first GM eucalyptus trees | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The world’s first commercially planted genetically-modified trees may be approved in Brazil, when officials rule on the safety of a newly engineered variety of eucalyptus.
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Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of palm trees

Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of palm trees | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Ecologist amazed an Aboriginal legend about the origin of the palm tree in Central Australia backs up his research.
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Angus and John talk Kangaroo Paw 'Rampaging Roy Slaven' and ASPECT

Rampaging Roy Slaven' Kangaroo Paws available at most Australian plant retailers. For every plant purchased 10 cents is donated to ASPECT.

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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Banksias differ on resilience to climate change | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found certain species may be more vulnerable to climate change than others.
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Save the Species: Watch the plants your grandchildren might never see

Save the Species: Watch the plants your grandchildren might never see | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
These are the plants your grandchildren may never see.
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Flood damaged creek restored using watermelon seedling planter

Flood damaged creek restored using watermelon seedling planter | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Lockyer farmer Brian Curst has been able to save time, money and manpower by adapting his machinery originally used to plant watermelon seeds to planting Lomandra, a native reed, to help restore his flood damaged creek
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Smoke bush species show fire awareness

Smoke bush species show fire awareness | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Signs of serotiny, an ecological adaptation in which seed release occurs in response to an environmental trigger rather than spontaneously at seed maturation, has been discovered in in two species of Conospermum.
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88-year-old university graduate Ena Middleton knows native plants

88-year-old university graduate Ena Middleton knows native plants | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
ENA Middleton is not easily discouraged by life’s hurdles.
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Correa: the Australian fuchsia

Correa: the Australian fuchsia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Once the darling of conservatories in eighteenth century Britain, correas have since fallen out of favour. Rare plant expert Robbie Blackhall-Miles wants to start a revival
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