Tag Archives: Black Box trees

After the Flood . . .

The health of the River Murray valley in South Australia is showing dramatic improvement following a very useful seasonal flood in spring-summer 2016. The flow event peaked at 94,865 ML/d at the South Australian border on 30 November 2016 and … Continue reading

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Black box trees in glorious flower!

Black box trees flower mostly in summer, right? Wrong!! At least this year, for the first time since the start of monitoring black box in 2004, the majority of trees are in full glorious flower in winter! The working hypothesis … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Black Box

This short illustrated history available for purchase from Blurb.com tells the story of black box trees, the guardians of the outer edges of Murray-Darling Basin floodplains which can survive long dry spells between floods.

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Partnerships make all the difference!

Yesterday was a day to celebrate the power of partnerships to make a difference, at a special event marking delivery of environmental water to the River Murray floodplain near Berri in the South Australian Riverland. Guests gathered on the lawns … Continue reading

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