Earlier this year we published a post about a CSIRO research project which is designed to determine the genetic variability of Yellow Box across its range, and to analyse how fragmentation is affecting population and species resilience. We noted that the outcomes of this study could have many benefits for Connecting Country’s Yellow Box Woodland project.
An important element in the project is the involvement of members of the public, schools, NGOs and industry in collecting leaf and seed samples as well as some preliminary information about the sampled trees and their local environment.
A website has now been set up to record information about the sample collections. The site is not finished and there is more data to add but interested individuals can now register as users so that they can add their own information to the site. Connecting Country will keep people posted about the progress of this valuable project.