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Eucalypt Australia is a grant-making Charitable Trust that focuses on eucalypts, an Australian icon and a significant aspect of Australia’s natural environment and biodiversity. We envisage a public inspired by and appreciative of eucalypts.

Eucalypt of the Year 2022 – Eucalyptus regnans – Mountain Ash

Australia has decided!  The majestic and incredible Eucalyptus regnans is our Eucalypt of the Year for 2022. A trip to the Dandenongs or the Black Spur in Victoria unveils their cool calming magic whilst a trip to the Huon Valley and surrounds in Tasmania will leave you in almost uncomprehending awe of their sheer size and age.

Hot on its heels was the superb Corymbia ficifolia, the Red Flowering Gum.  Emanating from a small pocket of south west Western Australia it has spread its joy to humans and polinators alike across the country.

And in third place was the the gorgeous Angophora Costata, the Sydney Red Gum with its twisting branches and glorious absorption and reflection of light.

National Eucalypt Day 23 March 2023

2023 will again see voting for your favourite Eucalypt in the Eucalypt of the Year, the 50 words or less competition and the eucalypt inspired Instagram photography competition.  Voting will open in February of 2023

Interested in running a eucalypt inspired event for National Eucalypt Day?  Stay tuned for an updated expression of interest format for 2023.

Find out more here about how and why we celebrate.

 

Applications for 2023 fellowships are now OPEN and close on the 14th of August 2022.

For full details for these fellowships of up to $25,000, how to apply and terms & conditions see here.

For details of current and past fellows see here.

 

Underneath the Gum Trees

As part of its strategic educational vision, Eucalypt Australia funded the Among the Gum Trees unit developed by Primary Connections.  Primary Connections is an innovative program developed by the Australian Academy of Science with the objective of linking the teaching of science with the teaching of literacy in primary schools.

This video Underneath the Gum Trees supplements the Among the Gum Trees unit and addresses science understanding through the context of the interdependent relationship of eucalypt trees and animals.

More information on Among the Gum Trees and Primary Connections can be found here.

Dahl Medalist 2022 – Malcolm French OAM

Eucalypt Australia celebrated National Eucalypt Day 2022 at Kings Park in Perth with an event which featured a speech by 2022 Dahl Medalist Malcolm French OAM, introduced by the 2017 Dahl medalist Dr Suzanne Prober.

Malcolm is an agriculturalist, publisher, associate researcher, and honorary curator of eucalypts at the WA Herbarium.  Read more about Malcolm and other Dahl medalists here.

We thank our friends at Kings Park for their efforts in delivering this event and all of the Botanic Gardens, Arboretums, and workshop holders who provided interesting, informative, and engaging events all across the country for National Eucalypt Day 2022.

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Covid-19 Update: Eucalypt Australia acknowledges the serious health concerns of the Coronavirus.  Eucalypt Australia has instituted a series of operational protocols for the coming months to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, Board Members and the organisations and individuals with which we work. These protocols will remain in place until further notice.

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