The fourth National Eucalypt Day event included a dramatic increase in the extent of participating groups, States and public reached.
Events ranged from walk and talks at Botanic gardens, a eucalypt identification bus tour, Currency Creek Arboretum open days, Botanic Garden open days, art exhibitions, poetry readings, and indigenous cultural practices – traditional Koorong making. In total there were 26 events in 6 States. More than 2500 people physically attended an event and more than 1.4 million people were reached on social media with the day trending at 21st on Twitter in Australia on the 23 March 2017.
Dr. Suzanne Prober was the recipient of the third Dahl Medal.