Regeneration of Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala), in many parts of its fragmented distribution in Western Australia, is nominal. Previous work has shown it has specific regeneration niche requirements, recruiting in ashbeds within canopy gaps. We conducted a field trial to determine whether regeneration could be facilitated by creating coarse woody debris (CWD) piles that would become ashbeds during a low-intensity, prescribed burn.
The discovery of the Banksia turned Celia toward the vocation for which she is now famous: her highly detailed, three-volume The Banksias series of paintings for Monash University, some of which will be on display at her Fish Creek Gallery, in South Gippsland, from Friday 1 March.
This handsome small tree growing to 8 metres (26’) can occur as an individual or more often in congested colonies (as the subspecies name of congregata suggests). It is described as a Marlock, which is a unique WA tree classification denoting that the eucalypt is without a lignotuber, has a slender trunk with dense foliage along its spreading branches.
Eucalyptus eremophila is a highly ornamental eucalypt with large clusters of cream/yellow, or occasionally pink and even bright red flowers, the latter two much rarer and even in districts where reasonably common are scattered widely and number less than one in a thousand trees.
Cashing in their superannuation in 2001, Mike, a commercial horticulturalist, and his wife, Gayle, travelled the lonesome roads deep into the outback to find the frontier of native bush foods.
More than a decade later, indigenous communities are given plants from Reedy Creek Nursery to tend on small plots. The harvests are then bought by the Quarmbys and made into sauces, cordials and herb mixtures under the Outback Pride label. In order for Indigenous people to have free and exclusive use of the Reedy Creek Nursery varieties, the plants are protected by DNA fingerprinting, ensuring they won’t be patented by non-Indigenous growers.
In a remarkable piece of detective work, a team of 'retired' CSIRO scientists have revealed the group of artists responsible for the iconic scribbles found on smooth-barked Eucalyptus trees in southeastern Australia.
A scientist from UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has set out to re-trace the steps of a 19th century naval captain who kick-started the international macadamia industry.
University of Adelaide researchers are working with the Australian nursery industry to produce 'designer eucalypts' more suitable for our home gardens and urban landscapes than many trees currently available.
In a former sand quarry, a new botanic garden has been completed, one that allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape, from the desert to the coastal fringe.
The Tarkine. It's the vast expanse of forest in the state's north west that hosts tasmanian devils and magnesite mines alike.
At this time of year though, it has other visitors - about 1.6 billion of them.
This week President of the Tasmanian Bee Keepers Association Lyndsay Bourke, his trusty helper Andy and a truck load of bees made their way into the depths of the Tarkine in search of leatherwood blossoms.
Apart from being seasonally appropriate, this is a great plant for a number of reasons. It is an attractive and useful landscape shrub which is indigenous to the Melbourne region and has an interesting connection with for local Wurrundjeri people.
Due to its soft silky foliage and orange/red flowers, Adenanthos sericeus is highly regarded and commonly grown as a garden ornamental. It has proved to be hardy in a variety of well-drained soils, plus will tolerate strong salt-laden winds.