These trees are too important to be destroyed in the name of the forestry industry. This is why my husband Steve Pearce and I climb, explore and photograph them.
The nature of our fires is changing rapidly, and the adaptation of our plants and animals won’t be able to keep pace.
Understanding invasive trees’ ecology and history is crucial to developing effective management practices.
This massive red gum has stood for 300 years, as if in defiance of the modern world and the development that has encircled it.
Did you know koalas rub noses to say hello?
There are more than 850 different species of eucalypts in Australia, and possibly many more we don’t know about.
Stockwellia has links back to the epoch before Australia separated into its own continent and was mostly covered in rainforest.
The Instagram-able Eucalyptus salubris, better known as the Gimlet Gum, is well worth getting off the beaten track for.
Eucalypts have been in Australia for 45 million years. But hundreds of species appeared more recently than previously thought.
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.
One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
Australia’s distinctive native plants give our honey a distinctive stamp. Welcome to melissopalynology: the study of pollen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eucalyptus oil is useful for lots of things – what if that list also included carbon-neutral aviation fuel? Chemistry suggests it could.
You might think having trees around your home is the worst idea during a bushfire, but some plants can actually help repel fire.
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.