Climate change is threatening everything we hold dear; our forests, our oceans, our wilderness and the habitability of our planet. If we don’t rise to the challenge, the future of our children and grandchildren is imperilled. Ecologists tell us that the COVID threat is caused by unprecedented population pressure on natural systems – too few trees, plants, animals and microbes for nature to be in balance. The COVID threat caused a dramatic change in our health and lifestyle – the sort of dramatic and urgent change we need to tackle climate change before it is too late. We need to connect everyone with the urgency for change. By protecting existing forests and oceans from exploitation their recovery will give us time but, above all else, we must plant trees. Diggers started trialling trees in the Blazey Arboretum at Trawool, Victoria, over two decades ago. The growth and character of some of the species that have shown promise regarding climate suitability, fruit production, shade, habitat protection, bushfire prevention and accelerated carbon capture will be described in this presentation.
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October 10, 2023