How Smart are Plants – Plant Evolution – with Dr. Greg Moore
Date(s) - April 10, 2018
Time - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This is a third-party event not organised by Permablitz. We've added it because we reckon it looks pretty good!
Location - Melbourne Polytechnic, Fairfield Campus
*Please note this presentation will also be live streamed – tickets available for either venue or live stream access*
Location: The Chapel at the Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield
(parking in carpark beside entrance)
What You Will Learn
– About the evolution of our native plants
– Adaptations these plants have made to survive
As we discussed in the previous presentation, Australian plants have evolved to cope with the conditions of the local environment and soils. Our native plants have great adaptation for survival in arid conditions, and in ancient weathered soils that are low in nutrients. Many species are brilliant re-cyclers, which has implications for using native mulch and compost. Others have clever adaptations that reduce water loss for growing in a dry landscape. Are eucalypts semi-deciduous and if so why? Does water saving by acacias come at the cost of a full and dense canopy?
These and other questions will be considered as we explore the management of native species in our urban landscapes.
Greg has been principal of Burnley for almost 20 years and Senior Lecturer for even longer and specialises in horticultural science, arboriculture, revegetation and ecology. Greg is passionate about plants and he lectures, presents and consults for a huge number of groups and organisations. He also serves on the board of several groups, including Sustainable Gardening Australia. Greg recently received an Order of Australia medal for his contributions.
– Free for GGP members
– non members $20
– hort students $10 (use code STU and bring student ID on the night)