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2024 Landcare Link-up: Caring for Significant Old Trees. Sunday 19 May 2024

Posted on 18 April, 2024 by Ivan

As part of Connecting Country’s ongoing support for Landcare groups in the Mount Alexander/ Leanganook region, we coordinate an annual Landcare Link-up to provide groups with an opportunity to get together, learn, share and connect. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone not yet engaged in Landcare to learn more about what’s involved and hear about the amazing success stories in our region.

The 2024 Landcare Link-up will be on Sunday 19 May 2024, from 2pm-4.30pm at the Maldon Community Centre. The theme for this year’s Link-up event is ‘Caring for Significant Old Trees’ and aims to highlight the importance and critical habitat role they play in our landscape. The event will showcase the amazing dedication of our local Landcarers and will also feature guest speaker Dr. Steve Griffiths from La Trobe University, discussing his research into artificial tree hollow creation for habitat. The event will begin with a walk and talk with the wonderful Bev Phillips from Maldon Urban Landcare Group (MULGA), visiting the historic pre-european Eucalypt trees of Maldon. Bev will talk us through the work MULGA have been doing to record and advocate for the significant old trees in the Maldon area, and will explain how to identify some of the eucalyptus species across the local region.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Steve Griffith has published numerous research papers on the topics of creating artificial hollows in trees, and his research into Australian Microbats and insectivorous bat species is also widely regarded. He has a long list of publications and is currently employed as an Adjunct Research Fellow in Animal Plant & Soil Sciences at LaTrobe University. We are certain most of you have met the passionate Bev Phillips from the Maldon Urban Landcare Group, who has spent many years documenting our significant native trees around the Maldon region with MULGA, and has incredible ecological knowledge of our local region and beyond.

Significant Old Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora) at Bill Woodfull Reserve, Maldon. Photo by Bev Phillips.


It’s sure to be an interesting and engaging event, with a focus on Landcare activities, and practical know how followed by academic research into a new and exciting field. Afternoon tea will be provided for free during the event.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes. To book your place, please -click here

Everyone is welcome!


Maldon Community Centre
1 Church St, Maldon VIC 3463


For any inquiries please email: or call the Connecting Country office on: 0493 362 394


We thank the Ian and Shirley Norman Foundation for their support of this event and our larger project regarding the importance of large old trees.

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