Norwegian-born Bjarne Klaus Dahl spent his working life among the eucalypt forests of Victoria, in the early days as a forest assessor in government service, and in later years as a forester in industry. During that time, he developed an affinity with the Australian bush and a high regard for the silvertop ash, Eucalyptus sieberi.
Bjarne Dahl linked his well-being and financial prosperity to eucalypts, so much so that he left his entire estate to the Forests Commission of Victoria. The Trust was established in 2007.
Read more about Bjarne Dahl in From fjords to eucalypt forests: Bjarne K. Dahl’s journey [PDF]