Sun, 04 Sept|
La trobe Arts Institute
Let's talk about saving big trees!
Want to know more about trees, their names and how they talk to each other? Want to learn about the ones that are in danger and how we can protect them in Bendigo. Join Stuart Fraser, Wendy Radford and Mark Hall for discussion and a short film about the Wellsford Forest.
Time & Location
04 Sept 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
La trobe Arts Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
About the event
'Large old trees are not just for marvelling at when you come across them in the bush. They play a vital ecological role, flowering more than younger trees and providing hollows for wildlife dependent on them for habitat.
But many of these grand trees across the public land estate are under threat from poor management, including poor planning of new firebreaks and fuel reduction, and native forest logging operations that maim and kill forest giants.' Jordan Crook
Victorian National Parks Association.
In the City of Greater Bendigo we also have the challenge of developers sacrifing trees to make profits.
Stuart Fraser and Wendy Radford have been campaigning to protect the big trees of the Wellsford forest for over twent years. They are both members of the newly formed Friends of the Wellsford.
Mark Hall is senior biodiversity officer at the City of Greater Bendigo.
Supported by La Trobe Universty Arts Institute