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Australia’s gum trees ‘at risk’

Australia’s gum trees ‘at risk’ | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Research at the National Environmental Research Program’s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub has found that heat waves, droughts and floods expected under climate change will alter environmental conditions so much that many eucalypts will no longer survive in their native ranges.

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Australia wins top award at world's biggest flower show

Australia wins top award at world's biggest flower show | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A team of Australian gardeners have created history by claiming Best in Show honours at the prestigious Hampton Court Flower Show in London.
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Flora of Melbourne: a vital guide for gardeners and environmentalists

Flora of Melbourne: a vital guide for gardeners and environmentalists | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Councils use it, horticultural academics swear by it and it's the go-to text for environmental groups.
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Esperance Wildflowers: Acacia delphina - Dolphin Wattle

Esperance Wildflowers: Acacia delphina - Dolphin Wattle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The most interesting thing about this wattle is not the flowers, although they are far from being unattractive, but the foliage which is very eye-catching with its sweeping lines closely resembling a plunging dolphin.

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Eucalypt genome shows jet fuel potential

Eucalypt genome shows jet fuel potential | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The genetic blueprint of an iconic Australian tree opens the way for better production of wood, medicines and possibly even eucalypt-based jet fuels.
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Burrendong Arboretum : The future, 50 years on

Burrendong Arboretum : The future, 50 years on | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Volunteers urgently needed to keep the Arboretum going
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Supermarket invests in Indigenous food products

Supermarket invests in Indigenous food products | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A major supermarket is growing support for Indigenous bush food products.
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Future of our botany lies in plant bank at Mt Annan

Future of our botany lies in plant bank at Mt Annan | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The PlantBank is Australia's first line of defence in plant conservation and the new building at the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan is designed to safeguard the future of our native flora.

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12 Uses For Eucalyptus Oil

12 Uses For Eucalyptus Oil | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Mention eucalyptus oil to an Australian who is a long way from home, and you are almost sure to get a big reaction. To many Australians, eucalyptus oil smells like home.

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Australian flowers bloom red because of honeyeaters

Australian flowers bloom red because of honeyeaters | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Many flowering plants converged on similar a color to attract the common birds.
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World Congress on Agroforestry - Using eucalyptus trees to drain wastewater, improve the environment

World Congress on Agroforestry - Using eucalyptus trees to drain wastewater, improve the environment | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

In a report titled ‘Sick Water? the central role of wastewater management in sustainable development,’ the UN points out that a staggering 80 to 90 percent of all wastewater generated in developing countries is discharged directly into surface-water bodies, where it poses hazards to human health and the environment.

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Bush food: warrigal greens

Bush food: warrigal greens | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
James Cook’s crew dined on it to ward off scurvy. Now top chefs are going wild for this antioxidant-rich native spinach
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Local eucalypts resist crossbreeding with introduced species

Local eucalypts resist crossbreeding with introduced species | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Botanists recently conducted a study in Perth’s Kings Park and Bold Park to ascertain if indigenous Eucalyptus trees are under threat due to hybridisation with introduced species.

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Million-dollar research could save precious habitats

Million-dollar research could save precious habitats | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

A new discovery is challenging a theory that is almost half a century old, could explain why the south-west of WA is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, and could help to preserve exquisitely adapted plants and animals.

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The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom

The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Volunteers, staff at Parks Victoria and researchers from Latrobe University are part of a long haul fight to figure out what is killing one of Wilsons Promontory's most iconic plants, the coastal banksia.
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Native produce the original superfoods

Native produce the original superfoods | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
People could learn a lot about nutrition from the indigenous Australian diet, writes Carla Grossetti.
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Plantation of 9200 eucalypts has been created in western Sydney to feed Taronga Zoo’s koalas

Plantation of 9200 eucalypts has been created in western Sydney to feed Taronga Zoo’s koalas | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
TARONGA Zoo’s koalas are getting a new personal larder of eucalyptus trees to keep up with their specialised diets.
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Macadamia industry bounces back after booming demand in Asia

Macadamia industry bounces back after booming demand in Asia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australia's macadamia industry bounces back, with Asian demand pushing nut prices to record highs.
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The Eucalypts of Northern Australia: An Assessment of the Conservation Status of Taxa and Communities

The Eucalypts of Northern Australia: An Assessment of the Conservation Status of Taxa and Communities | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Don Franklin and Noel Preece have just finished a report commissioned by ECNT on the conservation status of Australia’s northern eucalypts.  The executive summary is set out here, and the full report can be requested by email.

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Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve, Moe, Victoria

Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve, Moe, Victoria | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The Reserve is approximately 58 hectares square and is one of the largest areas of native remnant vegetation in the Latrobe Valley.

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Bush Blitz seed bankers conserve iconic banksia

Bush Blitz seed bankers conserve iconic banksia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
I've been out helping James Wood and Natalie Tapson, from the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, to collect seed from a small and declining single population of Banksia serrata on Flinders Island. On...
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When dieback kills the banksia, birds disappear

When dieback kills the banksia, birds disappear | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Studies by ECU show that banksia woodlands are critical for birds and plants in the south west.
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Emu bush likely answer to livestock methane emissions

Emu bush likely answer to livestock methane emissions | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

ANIMAL microbiologists have been trialling alternative fodder plants for ruminants, to reduce methane production and improve nutrition. 

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Historical Footage of the Eucalyptus Oil Industry on Kangaroo Island

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Climate change threatens native eucalypts

Climate change threatens native eucalypts | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Extreme weather means the future is looking grim for some species of Australian eucalyptus trees.
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Company receives official warning after truck runs over endangered orchids

Company receives official warning after truck runs over endangered orchids | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A company has escaped with just a warning after a concrete truck ran over two rare native orchid species at a constuction site at Charmhaven.
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