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The black box sapling that didn’t get the email!

For the drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant species black box (Eucalyptus largiflorens), normally found at higher elevations and outer edges of Murray-Darling floodplains, the accepted wisdom is that young trees need to be 20-30 years old in order to produce seed. This time-span is … Continue reading

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Healthy flood flows for River Murray

Another day at the office! On Friday I travelled 3 hours to Loxton in the South Australian Riverland, to reach some of my environmental watering monitoring sites by boat. In September, they were inaccessible by vehicle due to heavy local rains, … Continue reading

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Sharing environmental watering success!

Beautiful Banrock Station was the location for an inspiring and positive meeting this week, the Nature Foundation SA Water For Nature Exchange. A group of wetland managers, NGO staff, agency staff, researchers and landholders tried not to be distracted by the magnetic … Continue reading

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Diary of a Red Gum – April & May 2015

April and May have been quiet months for our red gum, sustaining the developing bud and fruit crops which formed in the summer. The tree is no longer shedding large quantities of bark, or any stray limbs, in spite of … Continue reading

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Diary of a Red Gum – March 2015

Our river red gum ended March with a bang – literally! The topmost slender vertical branch came crashing down through the tree at 10 am on a cool Saturday morning in a light breeze. We came home to find that … Continue reading

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Diary of a Red Gum – February 2015

In late January and through February the river red gum in front of our house revealed a very welcome secret – it is carrying dual crops. The cycle of seed development usually lasts 2 years, from bud to seed fall, … Continue reading

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Murray Meanders

In this short illustrated history, available for purchase from Blurb.com, learn how the mighty Murray River works, as it meanders for more than 2,300 km through communities battling for a share of its vital resources.

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