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Could the cork oak save the planet?

One of the most spectacular trees in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is also the oldest of its kind in this region of the world. The Gardens cork oak Quercus suber  is truly of international heritage value, and without doubt the best of its kind in Australia. This tree was planted more than 150 years […]

By |July 1st, 2016|STORIES|Comments Off on Could the cork oak save the planet?

My Subantarctic Journey

Images and story by Mark Fountain

Mark Fountain is a denizen of Tasmania (the large island below Australia). When Mark first wrote this article in 2000 he was Horticultural operations manager at the the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, in 2016 he is now the Deputy Director of the Gardens.
Mark has had a major involvement in the development […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|STORIES, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Subantarctic Journey

Gradina Botanica; a memorable evening in Bucharest

By |November 6th, 2015|STORIES|Comments Off on Gradina Botanica; a memorable evening in Bucharest

Adventures in conservation; Macquarie Island

The Macquarie Cushion

Azorella macquariensis (Macquarie Cushion)is one of only four plants endemic to Macquarie Island. It is the dominant species of the feldmark, a plant community on the plateau uplands comprising of dwarf flowering plants, mosses, lichens, liverworts, interspersed with patches of bare ground. The feldmark covers 45% of the Island and A. macquariensis is considered to be […]

By |October 16th, 2015|STORIES|Comments Off on Adventures in conservation; Macquarie Island

Magnificent Gardens By The Bay

By |July 31st, 2015|STORIES|Comments Off on Magnificent Gardens By The Bay