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Fight to Save 100-year-old Eucalyptus in Santa Monica

Fight to Save 100-year-old Eucalyptus in Santa Monica | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A family in Santa Monica is fighting to save a eucalyptus tree that is almost 100 years old.
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The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Can drones help fight deforestation and climate change? This team of engineers hopes to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe.
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Rare 170-year-old bunya pine chopped down after 6kg cones damaged cars

Rare 170-year-old bunya pine chopped down after 6kg cones damaged cars | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Horticulturalists and historians are outraged a 170-year-old tree rarely seen in Tasmania has been chopped down because of its dangerously large and heavy pine cones.
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Native plants add distinct flavours to Byron gin

Native plants add distinct flavours to Byron gin | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A rainforest regeneration project, where more than 35,000 native trees have been planted, has created its own pantry for making gin.
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Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows

Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE.
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Prison farms commercial bush food crops

Prison farms commercial bush food crops | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Townsville Prison Farm considers turning Indigenous bush foods into commercial crops.
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Securing the future of the Wollemi pine

Securing the future of the Wollemi pine | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
It has been cultivated and can be found in nurseries worldwide. But the Wollemi pine’s future in the wild remains precarious.
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Parks Victoria - New Grevillea species discovered in North Eastern Victoria

Parks Victoria - New Grevillea species discovered in North Eastern Victoria | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A new species of native Grevillea has been identified in the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park, in the north-east of Victoria, near Corryong. Specimens were first collected by then Parks Victoria Ranger Peter Ashton in 2000, from a small population on the Mount Burrowa walking track.
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Rare spiny daisy back from brink in South Australia

Rare spiny daisy back from brink in South Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
One of Australia's rarest flowers is now growing well at sites across South Australia's Riverland region.
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Genes and words trace Kimberley boab distribution

Genes and words trace Kimberley boab distribution | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
LINGUISTICS and genetics have been used to prove that the boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) was spread through the Kimberley by ancient Aboriginal peoples.
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Don't let fracking kill our ecologically unique wildflowers

Don't let fracking kill our ecologically unique wildflowers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
People flock to Kwongan Heath to experience a living laboratory of plant species. But these unique wildflowers are under threat
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Were Indigenous Australians the world's first bakers?

Were Indigenous Australians the world's first bakers? | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Gurandgi Munjie group is revitalising native crops once cultivated by Aboriginal Australians, baking new breads with forgotten flours.
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The plants that saved the numbat

The plants that saved the numbat | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A toxic shrub has unwittingly fought off threats to the numbat in WA's Dryandra Woodland, creating a de-facto reserve for the endangered animal.
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Eucalyptus oil could be converted to replace 10 per cent of aviation fuel

Eucalyptus oil could be converted to replace 10 per cent of aviation fuel | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Researchers look at mallee eucalypts, which grow in arid and low-rainfall areas, to provide carbon-free aviation fuel.
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Bunya Power

Bunya Power | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
On Thursday morning, as my plane taxied across the tarmac of Canberra airport, thirsty jet engines warming themselves for the flight north, I began reading Ray Kerkhove's extraordinary document, The Great Bunya Gathering: Early Accounts. This compilation of stories and memories of the bunya trees of southeast Queensland captures and conveys something of the power of these majestic rainforest beings, of their capacities to…
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A Kakadu Plum opportunity for bush tucker industry development – NRM Regions Australia

A Kakadu Plum opportunity for bush tucker industry development – NRM Regions Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
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Indigenous harvest of gubinge proving fruitful

Indigenous harvest of gubinge proving fruitful | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Indigenous communities harvesting gubinge in Western Australia's far north are reporting some big yields this wet season.
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California's Eucalyptus Debate

California's Eucalyptus Debate | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Bay Area is deadlocked in a battle over whether its non-native blue gum trees should be felled or protected.
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Bunnies will even eat toxic eucalyptus leaves to invade Aussie mountains

Bunnies will even eat toxic eucalyptus leaves to invade Aussie mountains | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Rabbits were not meant to eat gum leaves, but they're starting to adapt.
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Rare granite spider orchid found near Albany WA

Rare granite spider orchid found near Albany WA | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A rare orchid species only recorded in two locations in the world has made a surprise appearance in Albany, WA.
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WA Government urged to save Banksia woodland from clearing

WA Government urged to save Banksia woodland from clearing | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Conservationists call for all remaining Banksia woodland to be protected by West Australian ministers after it was listed by as a threatened ecological community by the Federal Government.
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Broome’s new bush tucker seed bank

Broome’s new bush tucker seed bank | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
DEMAND for WA’s native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.

Environs Kimberley in Broome and local Indigenous Rangers are in the early stages of developing a seed bank made up of bush tucker species and other culturally-significant plants to help serve this demand.
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Popular boab tree is fighting fit

Popular boab tree is fighting fit | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

At 750 years old one could be forgiven for having a few ailments but a recent health check of King's Park's mighty boab tree, Gija Jumulu, has revealed the popular tourist attraction is in perfect health.

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Invasive Species South Africa - Willow hakea (Hakea salicifolia)

Invasive Species South Africa - Willow hakea (Hakea salicifolia) | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Willow hakea is a shrub or small tree adapted to a Mediterranean climate. It is capable of surviving hot, dry summers but not restricted to these conditions. It flowers in spring and early summer (September to January) in South Africa. Infestations of this plant replace indigenous vegetation and prevent the regeneration of indigenous species.
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Perth's urban sprawl threatens endangered banksia woodlands

Perth's urban sprawl threatens endangered banksia woodlands | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Our unique banksia woodlands just declared endangered - but lie in developers' path.
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Climate change could shrink habitat of 90pc of eucalypts

Climate change could shrink habitat of 90pc of eucalypts | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
It may be harder to spot a mountain ash in parts of Australia's mountains or some species of mallee trees in the outback within 60 years as climate change causes the range of most eucalypt species to shrink or even disappear entirely, new research suggests.
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