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It takes a eucalyptus tree more than a hundred years to develop hollows suitable to shelter Aussie animals, and just moments to cut it down.
The Eucalyptus obliqua as seen in Merthyr Park, Tasmania.
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One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
Australian plants leave a unique pollen signature in our honey.
Australia's distinctive native plants give our honey a distinctive stamp. Welcome to melissopalynology: the study of pollen.
Koalas spend a large part of the day sleeping - while their digestive enzymes get to work.
The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.
Mature trees have horizontal branches that are attractive to wildlife and birds.
The ecological value of old trees is irreplaceable for native Australian fauna. Identifying and preserving these trees in cities through smarter planning strategies is important for local wildlife.
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The majestic Eucalyptus regnans stands far above its forest brethren.
Beekeeping cannot depend on a single forage source. This makes the business of ensuring bees have what they need to stay healthy a precarious business.
Author Joey Hulbert explaining sampling protocol.
The impact of plant disease may be reduced if people are made aware of the many pathways for plant-killing microbes -- and why preventing their spread matters to us all.
Blue Mallee leaves in a plantation. The white dots are oil globules.
Eucalyptus oil is useful for lots of things – what if that list also included carbon-neutral aviation fuel? Chemistry suggests it could.
Throw another one on. Researchers tested plant flammability using a blow torch and barbecue.
You might think having trees around your home is the worst idea during a bushfire, but some plants can actually help repel fire.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Ghost gums: dieback on Jindabyne Road.
Tim the Yowie Man
2,000 square km of forest have dropped dead in New South Wales, indicating big changes to the environment.
Eucalyptus trees in plantations are particularly vulnerable to pests.
Invasive pests threaten the world's much-needed planted forests, as trees are declining.
Heat waves, droughts and floods expected under climate change will alter environmental conditions so much that many eucalypts…
Gum trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are absorbing gold particles from deep in the soil, and depositing…
Eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are drawing up gold particles from the earth and depositing…
Who made this mess, and why?
Some natural phenomena are so familiar to us that they feature in our lives and culture, yet we know precious little about them. Sometimes we don’t even know how little we know. Take the subject of our…
As Australia gears up for another risky bushfire season this summer, some of its most iconic and valuable forests are at…