When a plant is stressed, it mobilises its resources and often converts its starch reserves back to sugar. As soon as this happens, the stressed plant becomes sweeter than its healthier neighbours.
Spring is rapidly approaching and many birds are hunting for the best nesting sites. Competition is fierce — especially for species that nest in tree hollows.
Avenues of Honour were planted to remind us of the sacrifice and suffering of our servicemen and women. But as the years wore on, many declined or disappeared.
Understanding invasive trees’ ecology and history is crucial to developing effective management practices.
Red gums connect the continental fringes of Australia with its arid heart, marching along waterways.
Eucalypts have been in Australia for 45 million years. But hundreds of species appeared more recently than previously thought.
One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
Eucalyptus oil is useful for lots of things – what if that list also included carbon-neutral aviation fuel? Chemistry suggests it could.
We’ll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia’s wildlife.
2,000 square km of forest have dropped dead in New South Wales, indicating big changes to the environment.
Gum trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are absorbing gold particles from deep in the soil, and depositing…