2023

Dry rainforest species with potential for urban forests

For over 35 years Phil Holzknecht has experimented with practical ways to propagate and establish dry rainforest species in agricultural, residential and natural landscapes. Much of his initial investigation was conducted in and around southeast Queensland’s rain shadow areas of Gatton and Ipswich so his methods adopt low water-use techniques. As one of a team […]

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Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us.

An exhibition developed in consultation with Ngangki Burka, Senior Kaurna Woman Aunty Lynette Crocker, and Uncle Moogy Sumner Ruled Us, Ruled Us, Ruled Us is a sound, sculpture and digital collage work on the transmutations that South Australia’s social and physical environment has undergone since first contact with British settlers. Inside the Museum of Economic

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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a chance to immerse in the natural environment, an opportunity to awaken and engage our senses as we allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. NatureOT Forest Bathing is based on the Japanese shinrin yoku practice and is delivered in acknowledgement that all cultures across the world, including Australian Aboriginal and Torres

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Bicentennial Conservatory Tour

A South Australian heritage and cultural icon, the Adelaide Botanic Garden Bicentennial Conservatory, is more than just an impressive structure. The award-winning building is synonymous with the botanic garden and its quest to connect people with plants and inspire a community to contribute to the sustainability of our living world. Designed by South Australian architect

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Engineered Spaces for Trees in Dubbo Regional Council: Modified Stockholm tree planting method

Abstract As Australia’s climate warms our cities and towns, councils face an increasing array of challenges in mitigating urban heat and its impact on communities and biodiversity. Local governments are under increasing pressure to increase tree canopy cover to help improve resilience against projected increases in temperature.  While councils understand the need for more trees,

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Yellow gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) suitability for climate change

Abstract Given that there has been relatively little research into Australian species for use as street trees compared to major exotic genera, yellow gum, Eucalyptus leucoxylon F.Muell. is one of a few eucalypts occurring in south-eastern Australia with bright coloured flowers that is highly regarded for urban use. However, are there species characteristics and performance

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Urban Tree Species Selection for Future Climates – more difficult than you think

Abstract Climate change presents significant challenges for plants and plant selection. Temperatures are increasing, and rainfall is changing faster than plant species can adapt. This means that many species that we plant today may no longer cope with the future climate. This may be exacerbated in urban environments where impervious surfaces and the urban heat

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